Joao Cancelo officially to become a Valencia player. It was announced today that he will definitely be signed by Valencia. It is not sure whether Valencia will pay the 15 million euro buy-out clause or whether there will be a reduction. However I believe he is a good buy and even if we do have to pay the maximum, in a year or two we may look back and say we got him for a good price. I just don't understand why he hasn't played more or was that in the hope that we got him cheaper. I look forward to seeing him taking the place of Barragan soon.
The club has also announced today that a new top quality goalkeeper is to be purchased to replace Alves, which is not really a surprise but now we know for sure. But where does that leave Yoel and Jaume. Will they both stay on in the same situation or does Jaume get promoted to reserve keeper.
Also announced is the fact that Felipe Augusto will not be retained by the club for the following season and presumably will return to Rio Ave in Portugal from where he has been on loan to us for the season. I wish him luck as he didn't seem to have much in the few part games he played for us, I am sure if he was going to make the grade they would have seen it in training.