Monday, June 14, 2021

Jonathan Ikone to join Valencia CF?

Jonathan Ikone to join Valencia CF?
Jonathan Ikoné is a French footballer who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Lille and the France national team. The French talent was one of the best players last season and as such became champion with Lille SC. He is currently valued 30 million by transfermarkt, but reports from Spain media suggest his realistic price is closer to 20 million euros. He plays as a right winger, but can play in any forward position.

Valencia CF are preparing for the loss of Goncalo Guedes who's father as many of you know said in a recent interview that his son is essentially finished at Valencia CF, and recent interviews with the player have only exacerbated that feeling as he has not denied leaving Valencia CF this summer.

He is also one of the highest valued players at Valencia CF apart from maybe Gaya and is basically the only player Valencia CF can really move with in the transfer market as other options such as selling Cillessen at a high price coupled with Lee and Diakhaby has proven difficult as Cillessen did not go to the Euro due to Covid19 and so far there has been no offers for Kang-In Lee and Diakhaby.

Jonathan Ikone is a sought after player this summer though and Valencia CF is going to have competition in acquiring him, as Tottenham Hotspurs have shown interest in the player as well as few others clubs. 

Valencia CF would be able to afford him if they sell Guedes at around 40 million euros, though the club is likely only going to offer 20 millions euros, maybe few more millions in bonuses and variations and would not be able to bid for the player against other clubs like Tottenham, Nwecastle and others.