The face to face of the two teams that ask the most about the Valencian midfielder

The situation of the attacking midfielder Fran Villalba in it Sporting Gijon, has aroused the interest of Osasuna but also that of Vallecano Ray. The Valencian has a contractual obligation with the Aragonese club until 2026, since his contract was renewed until that date. It should be remembered that Birmingham City was the one who pressed the most to execute the operation, since they were the ones who granted the transfer.

The sporting box He has decided to extend his stay at the club but only for monetary reasons, since that way they can sell him better. Villalba has played 3,344 minutes in this season, in which he has scored in 4 opportunities. However, the plans of the club and the player go through parting ways once the current campaign ends.

Osasuna Fran Villalba
Fran Villalba renewed his contract with Sporting de Gijón until 2026, but his idea is to leave El Molinón this summer.

Osasuna leads the intentions to sign Fran Villalba

The red team has been the closest to the midfielder’s environment, and he has responded with several winks. It is clear that the player wants to leave the Aragonese entity yes or yes, and more after the unfortunate collective performance of the team. In addition to not accessing promotion positions, the team is still fighting to stay in the silver category.

Jagoba Arrasate awaits him with open arms and more knowing that one of his attacking midfielders is at the starting gate. Beyond using Fran Villalba as a replacement for some of his pieces, the Basque coach reiterates that the Valencian’s style of play is striking and also provides a factor that his team does not have right now, mischief.

In addition to Rayo Vallecano, another team faces Osasuna for the signing of Fran Villalba

Another of the LaLiga Santander teams is also interested in the former Almería midfielder, in addition to Rayo Vallecano. This has come with an offer that has also aroused the interest of the sporting environment. We are talking about Elche CF, who are in need of a creative midfielder since Javier Pastore’s departure seems to be gaining momentum.


In this way, Osasuna, Rayo Vallecano and Elche are the first division teams that are fighting for the signing of the Valencian midfielder. It should be noted that there is a fourth team interested in the midfielder, which probably belongs to LaLiga Santander, if he has a good shot in the silver league, we are referring to CD Tenerife.