Saturday, July 4, 2015
New Signing for Valencia is Santi Mina from Celta Vigo. He is aged 19yrs and signed today for his buyout clause of 10 million euros.
He can play left or right attacking midfield and last season scored 9 goals in cup and league.
Despite his young age he is relatively experienced and hopefully will be a good future prospect. He is Spanish and fits the type of player we need, i.e. young with quick feet any very composed for his age. It is good to see the squad being increased even though our new man is a bit of an unknown I look forward to seeing what he can offer. You may remember him scoring 4 against Rayo Vallecano in April and also scoring against Real Madrid and Seville in April and May.
More good news is that at long last Dani Parejo has put pen to paper and signed until 2020. The negotiations have been long but I am glad it has finally been sorted and he will remain our player now.
The clubs top scorer in La Liga last season is the second signing of Lay Hoon So in her first week in her new post she has been very busy and may she continue to be busy signing some more promising players.
Other news is that a squad containing many of the second string will be travelling to Austria for the first of the pre season warm up games while some of the more regular players are given more time off. I think it will be great to see if we have any up coming stars amongst them, another Gaya or Alcacer. The first game is on Wednesday against Wiener SK from Austria.
I really think we should all chill a little and not be too worried at this stage about the lack of top signings. We have to see what happens to Otamendi. We should not buy cheap now and then find we have the extra 50 million to spend later. I am sure there are many enquiries going on that we don't know about and that is how it should be. We must not listen to all the rubbish we read in the press about possible signings, they have to sell papers and do not worry whether there is any substance in their stories.