Los Che have arrived at a standoff with Barcelona in the transfer of Jordi Alba, stating that they will not let go of the Spanish international for less than 15 million Euros.
In light of recent developments, Valencia have announced that they will not let go of Jordi Alba for anything less than a transfer fee of 15 million Euros.
Barcelona have been tracking the Spanish international for quite some time but are believed to offer in the range of 11 million Euros for La Masia youth academy graduate who has a single season left on his contract.
It has been reported that La Blaugrana are willing to wait out the year and then sign Alba on a free, a situation Valencia supremo, Manuel Llorente is more than willing to see.
When asked by reporters for his response on the situation, Llorente told the medial personnel to question Barcelona as he claimed that the ball is in their court.
Valencia believe that their first team regular is being too modestly valued by their Catalan cousins, who should be willing to cough up more monies than they are offering at the moment, rejecting the 11 million Euros offer at first sight.
The Mestalla-based club have lady luck smiling on them as they possess the best hand at the table. Alba’s performances in Poland and Ukraine hosted Euro 2012 has alerted several European clubs in his services who will be ready to pay 15 million Euros required
by Valencia to part company with the Spaniard.
Llorente hard ball tactics with the Spanish giants can be attributed to his fury at the Catalan club for their poaching of two 12 year old players from Los Che youth academy. The duo are said to be comfortable as a midfielder and a forward exchanged Valencia
for Catalonia as La Blaugrana blatantly breached the ethical code between Spanish clubs.
There are no direct legislation covering the matter, however, apparently there is a gentleman’s agreement between clubs that has a minimum age limit on approaching players in the schools of rival clubs, one that is distinctively over 12 years.