Nicolas Otamendi Valencia sold to the City and looking for a central urgently
Every summer, the transfer market is full of “soap operas” and one of the protagonists of one of them in the summer of 2015 was Nicolas Otamendi. Argentine defender ended the season making it clear that he wanted to leave Valencia and although the club che tried to do everything possible to convince the player, have yielded to the end of what initially looked inevitable.
After playing a season that has been a leader of the Valencia defense and one of the best players in the Spanish league, Otamendi leaves heading to Manchester City. The middle class in our league continues to weaken against the greatest economic power of the teams in the Premier League, although in this case we speak of a team from the top of the standings.
With a clause of 50 million euros, Valencia has been reluctant to negotiate a transfer, probably to get the best deal possible. In the end, 45 million euros to be received by the club che are not bad, especially considering the economic situation of the club and considering that a year ago he paid for 12 million euros , which has increased its market value.
Valencia wanted to quickly cover the floor of Nicolas Otamendi operation including the transfer of central defender Eliakim Mangala. However, the French player, seeing the coach Manuel Pellegrini had with him for the first league, declined to be currency and anchor in Valencia, which would have fixed the problem quickly center.
So, he hurries Valencia in search of a central of guarantees, sounding very strongly the name of Ezequiel Garay, now at Zenit. The signing of a plant would be the most important operation in this che transfer market as other new faces have only been players to give more depth to the template and not in principle be holders as if this plant.