Despite having said yes to the Valencianista team, Quico Catalán will not let the Dianense pivot go unless they pay the entirety of his clause. But that is precisely what the Singaporean businessman is avoiding.
The despair of José Luis García Vayá, better known as Pepelu, in leaving Levante UD and the financial inefficiency of the Valencia CFare the arguments of Quico Catalán in not letting go of the midfielder. And it is that the president of the Granota club was already clear in stating that the only way for the Dianense to leave the Ciutat de Valencia is by paying the clause.
Peter Lim believed that Pepelu’s word was more than enough to close the operation successfully, but it is not. The pivot has nothing more and nothing less than 9 years left on his contract. But his relatively low clause means that any team can come for him. However, the Valencianista team has not been able to shape the signing.
Valencia CF lacked a million euros to convince Levante UD to sign Pepelu
According to sources close to the Levantinista team, the offer that came from Mestalla, and signed by Peter Lim, was 4 million euros. But the worst thing is that the money was not going to be paid in cash, but in installments. Something that did not move the granota president at all. Subsequently, the president once again made it clear that 5 kilos are what he expects in the proposal.
Javier Calleja knows that Pepelu wants to leave the Valencian team, since he will have to play again in the second division. Because of this, the coach no longer has the footballer, and he gets used to the idea of getting a replacement for his position. In addition, the Madrid coach knows that Dianense’s clause is so low that another team can come for him.
Pepelu wants to play in the first division since Levante UD couldn’t
The biggest argument for the midfielder to leave the Granota ship is not qualifying in the promotion playoffs towards LaLiga EA Sports. During the regular season, the Levantinista club remained in the top places, and some days it was the absolute leader. But in the final stretch he faltered, and barely managed a third place.
In the Playoffs they went over Albacete, but in the final they met a determined Alavés who put up resistance until the last minute. And with a solitary goal from Asier Villalibre, they lost the opportunity to promote last season. One of those who suffered the most from this match was precisely Pepelu, who was left wanting to play again in the first division.