Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mouctar Diakhaby joins Valencia CF

Mouctar Diakhaby joins Valencia CF from Olympique Lyon for a reported fee of 15 million euros. Mouctar Diakhaby has signed a 5 year contract with Valencia CF that will see him stay in Valencia CF until year 2023.

Mouctar Diakhaby is a central defender and has played for Lyon's first team for the past two seasons, before that he comes from their youth team and at only 21 years of age he has a long future ahead of him, for the good of him and Valencia CF I hope a successful one as well.

This now means that Valencia CF have 5 central defenders and even though we are going to play in 3 competitions this season, that is still too many, so Valencia CF is likely going to sell one of our existing central defenders. I don't know if Marcelino plans to convert Vezo full time right back, but I wasn't impressed by any of our options for right back and was hoping that that would be our first reinforcement.

Either way its an interesting purchase, if it works out it will be great, but once again just purely from a numbers perspective I'm not too excited for this move, as this either means one of the CD's is leaving which would be bad, or Vezo playing at right back with is also bad.

I sure hope they don't sell either of our three key defenders, Garay, Gabriel and Murillo all did very well last season.