Thursday, June 3, 2021

Daniel Wass wants to leave

Not much good news on the Valencia front. Reports say that Wass is looking to leave as he feels like his time in Spain is up and would like to return to his native Denmark. 

Wass' statements, in contrast to Guedes' father are at least respectful: "People underestimate the size of the club that Valencia really is" but also says that he thinks it may be the right moment to leave. Ultimately he acknowledges that it's down to Valencia.

Wass joined us from Celta in summer 2018 and in his 3 seasons, he's played 131 games, managing 8 goals and 14 assists. Probably the most important of those was the equaliser at Mestalla against Chelsea in the Champions league, even if it looked like a fluke. Unspectacular figures, but for me he's been a very useful squad player, being able to cover right back, right wing and back-up for central midfield and especially since he hardly ever gets injured.

Clubs mentioned as possible destinations are either the club of his youth, Brondby, or FC Copenhagen. Wass has a year left on his contract and the club were already working on an extension of a year, with the possibility of one on top of that. Valencia are unlikely to get much: maybe a million or as little as half a million in transfer fees. 

For me, I'd do what I could to keep him, due to the useful squad role he plays. I'd even consider just letting him run out the last year of his contract. 500,000 isn't going to be much help to Valencia's finances.

So what do you think? Keep or let go?