Valencia CF have bid 6.4 million euros for the young German center-back, however there are reports that Sampadoria want an amount closer to 15 million euros, an amount that Valencia CF would not want to meet.
You might ask, why are we going for another young center-back when Balanta is already on the way? That's the thing, Balanta's move is stalling. This is because the club is trying desperately to manage the remaining EU passport slots and Balanta would take on of them. Therefore, alternatives are being explored to avoid having to give up an EU passport. With Mustafi that wouldn't be a problem.
What do you think of Mustafi? Better or worse than Balanta? How much should Valencia CF pay for him?