Thursday, October 14, 2010

Transfer speculation: Taiwo and Capdevilla coming to Valencia?

Spanish press report how in the next period Valencia would sign two new players. The first name is Nigerian player Taye Taiwo from France club Marseille. Few other big blubs are reported to be interested in this layer.

The other player is said to be Villareal left back and Spanish international Joan Capdevila. His contract ends in the summer and reportedly Valencia will jump to the opportunity to sign him for free.

Bogus or not bogus?
Its reasonable that Valencia could be tracking these two players, they are both great players and Capdevila has great reputation and the fact that his contract ends in less than a year makes him a prime candidate, but at 32 years old I don't think Valencia will make a move.
Reasonably how many years can he be a good player, one year, more than one, less than one? Its a risky signing.

Taye Taiwo on the other side is 25 years old, he is a left back also and has been playing for Marseille from 2004 and has 169 appearances for them. Taye is a more likely candidate, considering we only have one natural left back, with Jordi Alba a makeshift left back and Del Horno not fitting with Unai Emery plans.
Its a position Unai Emery has to figure out what to do, either play Alba as secondary left back or buy a new left back and play Alba as left wing, but then again the Taye won't settle as a reserve and there is a lot of competition for left wing and Jordi would have to be loaned out, unless Vicente is not given contract extension.

Anyways these transfer rumors don't seem very likely, everything is possible but there is much left of the current season and transfer plans would be made closer to its end.