After confirming the signing of central defender Omar Alderete and with less than a month left to start the League, Valencia has accelerated the search for a midfielder and a forward to complete the basic needs that coach José Bordalás wants to cover, although he does so pending whether or not he can make a sale.
The Mestalla club manages several options for both positions, depending on whether it can make some type of disbursement as a transfer or if it has to design an operation like Alderete’s, deferring a possible payment until next summer and linking it to some milestones sports.
Bordalás’ priority for the midfield is Mauro Arambarri. The coach has had him in Getafe and the Uruguayan already knows that he wants him again at Mestalla. If there is a possibility of making a disbursement, it will be for him, but the entity that would not resign either if it could not pay a large amount, so it would be willing to include players and all kinds of imaginative options to convince an Ángel Torres that he prefers money over of the table.
The second option is the Colombian Jefferson Lerma, who would be delighted to return to Valencia after his time at Levante. In fact, the midfielder regularly returns to the Valencian capital. But his arrival is as or more complicated than Arambarri’s, because English Bournemouth paid nearly 30 million euros for him three years ago. Again, the Mestalla entity plans to propose different options to the transfer.
In principle, with Maxi Gómez willing to be the ‘nine’ of reference, the idea is not to spend too much money on another attacker (Miguel de la Fuente sounds, free after ending his contract with Real Valladolid). At the moment he already has Rubén Sobrino and Manu Vallejo. In this operation, a lot will also depend on what happens with both Gonçalo Guedes and Kang In Lee. Both can play second striker and are on the starting ramp … but without leaving.