Friday, May 27, 2011

Unai Emery gives the marching orders to several Valencia players

Unai Emery has personally talked with several players who did not know their future and right now everything is clear.

Unai Emery gave the marching orders to goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya, Miguel Brito, David Navarro, Marius Stankevicious, Nacho Gonzales and Chori Dominguez.

Unai Emery wants Cezar as 3rd choice goalkeepers and thus Moya doesn't fit in his plans, while the board and Braulio want a goalkeeper from the youth team as third choice in order to reduce the payroll for the goalkeepers.

Miguel Brito basically sealed his own future with a series of criminal behaviors and it was well known that he won't be getting a contract extension, now its just official.

Marius Stankevicious to my surprise is likely to leave,  I've already reported that I expect him to stay and not because I have him in such a high regard, but because he has been a starter most of the time and I thought Emery would want to keep him.

David Navarro was known to be leaving, he is not getting any younger, has only one more year on his contract, hasn't been performing well and had an argument with Emery about his choices.
The biggest winner coming from this is Angel Dealbert who very likely to stay with the club, althoug with Valencia searching for one more central defender he is going to be low in the pecking order for starters.

Chori Dominguez has failed to live up to the expectations ever since arriving in Valencia. The man who single-handedly beat Barcelona in the Champions League failed to mark his stay at Valencia and with often confrontations with the coach and late night shenanigans he was destined to leave.

Nacho Gonzales is also on the leave list, but he hasn't been playing for Valencia at all so it isn't surprising, Manuel Fernandes is on the sell list as well, and negotiations with Besiktas are still ongoing.

It seems that Isco could be the huge beneficiary from the departure of Chori and SuperDeporte reports that Emery is likely to call him in the Valencia squad for good, meaning he is going to be a senior Valencia CF player from next season. But still until its official I won't get my hopes high.