Showing posts with label transfer speculations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label transfer speculations. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Valencia CF want Donny Van de Beek

Valencia CF is interested in Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek to join them on loan for the next 6 months. He is surplus to requirements right now at Manchester United and they are looking to offload the player in order for him to gain some minutes with Valencia CF being one of the possible destinations. Valencia CF is in desperate need of an additional central midfielder as the club has been having big problems with injuries and just a lack of solid options in the area and Van de Beek will provide a quality option for Valencia CF in midfield.

The biggest issue for Valencia CF is reportedly his high salary and that could prevent the deal from going through. Valencia's been interested in Juan Mata from Man Utd as well and at one point he was an option to join Valencia CF, but guess Man Utd want to keep him for now and decide on his future in the summer when they are to appoint a new coach. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Cristian Rivero did not join FC Dallas

We reported that FC Dallas signed Valencia CF goalkeeper Cristian Rivero, but it turns out that didn't happen. There were credible reports from the USA about this, but maybe the player didn't want to go to the USA, maybe the deal fell through or maybe it was completely made up for all we know, but whatever the case might have been the player is still in Valencia CF and still on the exit door.

Latest reports suggest that he is going to join FC Alcorcón in the second division, but its likely going to be a loan deal, rather than a sale as Alcorcon don't have the money to buy the player. I think a sale without a fee while retaining 40% of the right to the player is the best as he is just useless at Valencia CF at this point with 3 goalkeepers above him in the first squad. 

Monday, January 24, 2022

Tottenham's Bryan Gil to join Valencia CF?

Tottenham midfielder Bryan Gil is the next name in a long list of names that have been linked to Valencia CF this winter transfer window, though so far apart from few departures there has been no new arrival and with the transfer window coming to an end it seems less and less likely that Valencia CF is going to be able to add new players.

Reports from England suggest that Bryan Gil might be on his way out of Tottenham at least temporarily in order to get some playing time and get in form. Tottenham just bought the player 6 months ago for 25 million euros, but he's been underutilized at Tottenham and their expensive signing is sitting out the matches warming the bench. Valencia CF have reportedly approached Tottenham to ask for a loan deal on the player with no option to purchase the player, just simple loan deal that will benefit both the player and Valencia CF. 

As most of you know Valencia's coach Jose Bordalas has requested a defender and a midfielder to strengthen the squad, but he's not received this and Valencia CF have already sold 4 players, including Cristiano Piccini who was a good cover at the back, especially with so many players injured this season.

I'm not too sure about this player, not questioning his skill, but rather his position as he is predominantly a winger and we are lacking a central midfielder, not a wide player. So even if we were able to negotiate his loan deal I'm not sure how he can help our current situation.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Eray Cömert to join Valencia CF?

Eray Cömert  is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defender for Swiss Super League club Basel and the Switzerland national team. He plays as a central defender and has featured 63 times for Basel. Currently valued at only 1.5 to 2 million euros with his contract expiring in only 6 months so Valencia CF are betting on that fact to buy him for even cheaper. 

Bordalas has reportedly given the green light for the player with the club now waiting for Peter Lim's approval before making an offer to Basel. The player is also reportedly interested in joining Valencia CF and starting a new challenge away from Switzerland. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Matías Vecino on Valencia CF radar

Valencia CF is interested in Uruguayan football player Matías Vecino who currently plays for Inter Milan in the Italian championship and with his contract expiring in just 6 months Inter Milan are willing to sell the player this winter transfer window to avoid losing the player for free in the summer. 

Matías Vecino is 30 years old and has played in Italy for most of his professional career, arriving to Fiorentina in 2013 from Nacional and ultimately joining Inter in 2017 and settling there for the past 5 years. He is a central midfielder who play in a defensive and offensive role and therefore will offer Bordalas a solid option in midfield a position he has deemed necessary to strengthen this winter.

The player features extensively for the first 3 seasons he was at Inter, but for the past two seasons he's had his role reduced to a substitute with very few minutes played, as such the player would be keen to leave Inter Milan and find a new challenge. He is valued at about 4 million euros, but because he only has 6 months left on the contract its likely Inter will sell him for much less. I believe a million euro fee will be enough to secure his services!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Álvaro González to join Valencia CF?

Alvaro González is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for French club Marseille as a center back. At 32 years of age he is an experienced player who developed his skills in the Spanish championship playing for clubs like Zaragoza, Espanyol and Villarreal before switching it up and moving to France.

Alvaro Gonzales contract with Marseille runs till 2024 so its unlikely that they would just let go of the player on the cheap especially as he's featured six times for them and is in their existing plans. I've read that he has some sort of clause that can have him leave this winter, I'm not too sure if that is correct, but I'm reporting it anyways because it might be correct and that might be how he joins Valencia CF.

As far as I'm aware Valencia CF want to loan the player for 6 months with an obligatory purchase clause at the end of the loan deal.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Valencia CF goes after Aridane Hernández

Valencia CF is looking to sign central defender Aridane Hernández from CA Osasuna and have made a formal approach for the player. At 32 years of age Aridane Hernández is towards the end of his career, but would bring in a lot of experience to Valencia CF and temporarily cover for the injuries we have in defense, namely Gabriel Paulista who seems more and more likely that he will miss the rest of the season.

Valencia CF agreed with Red Star Belgrade for the free transfer of Cristian Piccini as Valencia CF were looking to lower the salary expenditure in order to be able to bring a central defender and a midfielder like Jose Bordalas requested.

Valencia CF wants to acquire the player on a loan deal with a purchase clause at the end of the deal if certain conditions are met, things like minutes played or matches played, but CA Osasuna were not receptive of such a deal and want cash for the player in order to part ways with him. I think ultimately both sides might agree on a half a million euros loan fee with an option to purchase the player in the summer for an additional million euros.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Cristiano Piccini to leave Valencia CF

Cristiano Piccini is another player by the exit door as Valencia CF looks to trim its squad and recoup some money by lowering the players salary expenditure. He arrived at Valencia CF in 2018 in a big money move from Sporting CP and was an undisputed started throughout the whole season, earning the manager's and fans trust with some impressive forward displays.

Unfortunately for him just a few matches into his second season at VCF he suffered a devastating injury to his knee that would leave him stranded on the sidelines for over a year. He as loaned to Atlanta, but was still injured when he arrived there and never got an opportunity there, with Valencia CF agreeing an early release with Atlanta as the club wanted to use him. 

Long story short he has been injured for most of his time back at Valencia CF and never reclaimed his starting spot which was taken over by Correia, who's ironically been out injured himself for several months now. 

French football club Red Star is interested in the player and have send a formal offer to Valencia CF to acquire the services of the left back for a reported fee of 1.5 million euros. While the fee might be low, the player's contract is expiring in 6 months, so Valencia CF is looking to get literally anything no matter how little it is. 

Daniel Wass to join Atletico Madrid

Valencia CF player Daniel Wass is said to have reached a personal agreement with Atletico Madrid and is all but set to continue his career at Atletico Madrid by the end of January. Atletico Madrid have supposedly bid 2 million euros for the player and Valencia CF is considering to accept the offer, rather than lose the player for free in the summer.

Valencia CF have started looking at replacement players and have identified Héctor Herrera as the best option to replace Daniel Wass. Of course he is an Atletico Madrid player therefore if both players and both parties agree we would see a player swap with no money being exchanged. 

As many of you know Daniel Wass was been eager to leave Valencia CF since last year, but a deal with his home country club felt apart and he decided to stay for another year at Valencia CF. The club could technically keep him for 6 more months, but they are likely going to use this interest to arrange a play swap or at the very least gain a little bit of money. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Pablo Mari to join Valencia CF?

FC Arsenal player Pablo Mari could join Valencia CF as the defender has fallen out of favor at his club and Valencia CF is looking for bargain price reinforcements for the squad, with one of the positions identified by Bordalas as needing new blood being the defense. 

Pablo Mari arrived at Arsenal two years ago alongside new manager Arteta and played a key role in the team that first year, but progressively fell out of favor, culminating with the current season where he has barely featured for Arsenal as very low level games. 

The player himself is keen to leave but doesn't want to return to Brazil to continue his career there and is fond of continuing in Spain, with Valencia CF being a solid option. Of course he would have to take a hefty pay cut in order to join Valencia CF. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Valencia CF to bring back Juan Mata

Valencia CF are going to try and bring back Juan Mata either this winter or in the summer as the player's contract with Manchester United will end in 6 months and he will become a free agent. Manchester United have no plans to extend his contract beyond the existing one, so the player is likely going to come back to Spain to finish his career. 

Juan Mata has had a horrendous season so far starting only few matches and on occasion not even sitting with the reserves, though truthfully Mata hasn't played regularly for United for over two seasons now and with his contract running out in just six months the player knows its his final time at Manchester United.

Juan Mata to return to Valencia CF?

Valencia CF is the logical team for him to return to, the club that launched his career essentially and where he established himself as a top talent. For Valencia CF its also a great move as the team sorely lacks experience and has often had troubles crating chances and being proficient in front of goal and Mata has a great eye for goals and is a true playmaker. He is not the defensive destroyer Bordalas wants, but I think we lack technique and control in midfield rather than just brute force. We need to more dominant midfield that is able to pass the ball around.

Other La Liga clubs have learned about Mata's situation and have already made advancements towards the player, hoping to lure him in. The player is going to come very cheap even if he is to leave in the winter as his contract is over very soon and he is 33 years of age, so at most Manchester United might ask for 2 million euros and they might settle for less as well. 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Valencia CF to sign Diego Godin

Valencia CF to sign Diego Roberto Godín Leal? Since leaving Atletico Madrid Diego Godin went on to play for Inter in the Italian league featuring 23 games for them and finishing second with his team just behind Juventus, but that was not enough for Inter to keep the player and they parted ways the next season. Since then he has been playing at Cagliari and in his first season there he featured 28 times for them in the league, but has been relegated to the bench in his second season there. At 35 years of age Diego Godin isn't getting any younger, but with central defenders especially the age is not such a big factor as is the experience. 

Valencia CF is lacking experience as the team is comprised of mostly young players, with few players as Cheryshev, Wass and Paulista being a tad on the older side, but predominantly its a young team with limited experience. Joe Bordalas wants to bring in players with experience who can help the team with their vast knowledge of the game and even serve as a mentor to the younger players, as such he sees Diego Godin as the perfect reinforcement in the winter transfer window to help Valencia CF with their defensive woes. 

Diego Godin has already announced that is leaving Cagliari and will announce his next team early in January, so maybe a week before we find out if Diego Godin is joining Valencia CF. I think this is a good signing as he can share some of his experience with the younger players and might even be able to displace some of our defenders if he is in good physical shape. 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Alexis Sanchez to join Valencia CF

Alexis Sanchez to join Valencia CF?
Alexis Sanchez has had a disastrous season over at Inter Milan and the Italian giants are looking to offload him this transfer window and save on his rather bloated salary. He has featured only 12 times for Inter this season and has only scored 2 goals in those appearances with Intel's patience with the striker running over. He is said to be keen to return to Spain and a club like Valencia CF would be a project that he is interested in, though Valencia CF does not have nearly the amount that Inter Milan are asking, which is 10 million euros, at best Valencia CF spare maybe 4-5 million euros paid over 2-3 instalments and so a transfer will depend on how much Inter are willing to lower their asking price.

Inter Milan are desperate to get rid of him though, so they would be willing to lower the asking price and the good relations these teams have can make this transfer a possibility. As you know Valencia CF also has troubles in attack as Maxi Gomez has been a gigantic failure at Valencia CF and it wouldn't surprise me if Valencia CF just trades him off for Alexis Sanchez. 

Would Alexis Sanchez be an upgrade over Maxi Gomez? Its hard to say, but at this point it seems like Alexis wouldn't be able to do worse, after all Maxi has only scored few goals per season for the past 2 or so seasons at Valencia CF, so a very low bar set. 

Alexis Sanchez would also need to take a decent pay cut if he is to join Valencia CF as the club is severely cash strapped and is under pressure by the Valencian government to have the new stadium finished in the next few years. 

Daniel Wass and Jason on the exit door

Valencia CF is looking to offload several players this winter in order to free up space for one or two arrivals which the coach has requested. 

On the chopping block are players like Daniel Wass, Jason, Manu Vallejo, Alex Blanco and Piccini, all of whom have their contracts ending in the summer except for Daniel Wass who can leave now, though he will probably wait till the end of the season to make that decision.

Jose Bordalas has requested a central midfielder and a central defender to strengthen the squad as he knows that Wass's time is ending at Valencia CF, Uros Racic has not impressed him to be a starter and due to injuries at the back Hugo Guilamon has been moved back to a defensive role from the midfield one. 

Bordalas stated even publicly that he isn't happy with Valencia's defense and has been pushing for defensive reinforcements both publicly and privately. The team is looking to accommodate the coach, but before they can do so they need to offload several players in order to reduce the wage bill before they can sign new players. 

Jason and Manu Vallejo already have some interested teams in them with Rayo Vallecano and UD Levante asking about the players, but it remains to be seen if a deal can be reached and if the players are even willing to move to different clubs during this transfer window. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Valencia CF after Mubarak Wakaso

Valencia CF is planning to acquire Mubarak Wakaso who currently plays for Chinese football club Shenzhen FC in a bid to reinforce its midfield, which has been the weak link in many of the matches this season. Reportedly Bordalas is desperate for to strenghten the midfield and doesn't see Uros Racic or Daniel Wass as adequate for what he needs. He is valued at about 2 million euros and he would jump at the chance to return to Spain, especially for a team like Valencia CF. 

He is described as a midfield destroyer and someone who is predominantly defense oriented, so its unclear how technical he is and if he is going to be able to help with control of the midfield which in my opinion has been the biggest issue for us this season. I don't think a defensive minded player is exactly what we need, but rather a technical player that can help us retain possession and pass the ball around with accuracy. 

Either way before Mubarak Wakaso can join Valencia CF the club needs to sell some of its players to make room for new arrivals. Valencia CF already has plans to offload players like Jason, Manu Vallejo, Rivero and Fabio Blanco, but it remains to be seen if all of these players have suitors lined up to acquire them.

FC Barcelona to sign Jose Luis Gaya

FC Barcelona to sign Jose Luis Gaya

FC Barcelona are in search for a long term replacement for Jordi Alba at the left flank and have placed their attention to their long term target Jose Luis Gaya. Those of you reading this site regularly will know that FC Barcelona have been a frequent suitor to Jose Luis Gaya and have been trying to acquire him for at least few years now, but without success. FC Barcelona are hoping that a big money swoop in for the player would sway Valencia CF this time around, as Valencia CF is strapped for cash and Peter Lim is under severe pressure to finish the new stadium, so they are hoping a big initial offer would sway Valencia CF to part with the player, and if not they have a secret weapon with their director of football Mateu Alemany who used to be Valencia's sporting director for two and a half years and presided over two very successful seasons along with coach Marcelino, so they are going to use his connection with Valencia CF to convince the club and player to transfer him to FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona are having troubles at the back and they are in desperate need of new blood with Xavi desperate to create a new FC Barcelona to lead into the next century that is able to win trophy's. FC Barcelona want to sign Gaya in order to bring their new vision to life and Xavi has given the green light for them to sign Gaya. 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Ruben Sobrino to join Cadiz CF

Cadiz CF want to buy Valencia CF striker Ruben Sobrino and Valencia CF want to oblige as the player isn't in Jose Bordalas plans, especially now that Valencia CF bought Marcos Andre. Ruben Sobrino is worth some 1-2 million euros, but Cadiz CF are set to want to purchase the player for half a million euros, while Valencia CF are holding out on at least a million or 30% of the players rights.

Valencia CF does want to facilitate the move at any cost though as they are trying to bring in another player in, some reports suggest that it might be Granada's defender Foulquier, while other reports suggest that Valencia CF is still looking for another striker and that Jonathan Calleri is their last target.

Valencia CF management should have planned the transfers much better, doing last minute transfers and much of the arrivals depending on how many departures we can have in the last day of the transfer season is way too chaotic. Not to mention the botched transfer of Kang-In Lee who was let for free just to make room for another foreign spot for Marcos Andre. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sampdoria going after Kang-In Lee

Italian football club Sampdoria are interested in Valencia CF midfielder Kang-In Lee and reportedly want to purchase the player, with Valencia CF being in the precarious position of being forced to sell the player this season or lose him for free the next one!

Kang-In Lee contract expires next summer and he has made his intentions that he wants to move on clear with no intentions at least publicly of changing his mind, therefore Valencia CF needs to sell him now in order to make some money off of him. He is valued at about 16-18 million euros, though Sampdoria isn't a financial powerhouse and will likely go in with a much lower offer between 11-12 million euros. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

James Léa Siliki the poor man's Jefferson Lerma

Valencia CF are moving focus away from Jefferson Lerma and onto James Léa Siliki a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais.

James Léa Siliki has played for Rennais since 2017 and has featured a total of 123 times for them, with 84 of those in the domestic league. He is currently valued at about 3-4 million euros and has a contract with them till 2023. 

Valencia CF have hit a brick wall in with the arrival of Jefferson Lerma as the club is unable to meet the players transfer fee, so they are turning to cheaper options. 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Jefferson Lerma close to signing with Valencia CF

Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma is very close to joining Valencia CF with the player's agent having agreed personal contract details and waiting on both clubs to reach an agreement over the fee and payment method of the player. Since Valencia CF is strapped for cash and the player is worth some 14-15 million euro the club is looking for alternative ways to pay for the player including player swap deal, loan with a mandatory purchase option at the end of the season or just paying out in 4 increments over 4 years! 

Valencia CF is also looking to lower the fee of the player as we know English clubs tend to overvalue all of their players, so realistically his price is more in line with 9-10 million euros and if Valencia CF can add in a player swap with someone like Cheryshev or Alex Blanco then they would only need to pay 3-4 million euros.

Valencia CF is still working on selling a bigger player to try and gain some money and be able to balance the budget, but with governments all over the world shutting down the economy and preventing most human interaction from taking place, stadiums have been shut down over one and a half year now and clubs have had to deal with a huge reduction in earnings, which means clubs are only willing to pay big money for big stars or big upcoming talents, someone who is hot and cold like Guedes is not attracting too much money. 

Latest reports have it that Atletico Madrid and even Sevilla FC are interested in Guedes, but they aren't willing to pay more than 25 million in cash and prefer deals with players added to bridge the gap in money, while Valencia CF wants pure cash in order to balance the books and have a little bit of leftover money to cover for incoming transfers.