After several days of analytics, medical and physical tests and the first training sessions, with the start of Oliva’s concentration this Monday, the real casting of Joseph
Bordalás to close the Valencia squad. The performance on the pitch but also the coexistence should help the coach to get an idea of whether there is a player that he did not know in depth and that is worth it. Of course, more than ever this summer and especially in the situation of the Mestalla club, the market each decision will mark a lot.
Valencia’s difficulties to file players (something quite common on the other hand to other clubs) have been confirmed in the operation of Omar
Alderete. It took weeks for him to close a deal to bring in a central off the radar of the main European clubs as they needed to arrive on loan and with a purchase option that was not strictly mandatory.
That increases the options of those that already are. Both of the ten homegrown players who have already been recruited by the Alicante coach to complete this first phase of the preseason and of the players who are in ‘limbo’, such as the central defender Jorge
Saénz. In principle, the defender, with the arrival of Alderete It would be the fifth center and would be ‘out’ but if Bordalás is won these days and finally the exit of Mouctar
Diakhaby, you might have options to stay.
With more options but also with the need to confirm Bordalás that they have a gap are players like Alex
Vallejo or Ruben
Nephew. The situation of Jason it seems the opposite. It seems that he is out and only the preseason and the market could make room for him again.
Another focus of the casting is under the sticks. With the arrival of the Georgian Mamardashvili (with a filial file but to the one who was made to see that he could be the third goalkeeper) there are already four goalkeepers Of the template. In principle, Bordalás wants Jasper
Cillessen As a starter and since a super offer is not foreseen for him, it is assumed that it will be. It therefore seems that Jaume
Doménech Y Christian
Rivero The second goalkeeper position will be played these days.
As for the homegrown players, already settled Yunus
Musah In the first squad, the focus is mainly on two, the left-back Jesús Vázquez and the midfielder Koba
Lein. They are the two that start with the most options to ‘win’ to Bordalás and have a definitive place in the first team, even if it is with a subsidiary file.