The center-back was closely followed by several Santander League clubs, as his contractual situation makes him one of the great bargains on the market
Vallecas is one of the places where the January transfer market is taking place more calmly, since the club had done its homework before the start of the season. Only Raúl de Tomás has joined the team and no more players are expected to arrive this season. That is why now the objectives of the Vallecano Ray They focus on renewing players like catena.
In addition to the central defender, the club is also working on the future of other footballers such as Comesaña, Mario Suárez or Camello. Players who, if nothing changes, will leave the team at the end of this season. But Vallecano Ray is working on the contract extension of all of them, especially that of catenawho is a key player in Iraola’s plans.
Catena, Rayo Vallecano’s top priority
In recent days we have learned that the Vallecas team is just one step away from closing their first signing for next season. This footballer would be Agustín Almendra, who will arrive directly from Boca Juniors. But in addition to the signing of the Argentine player, the priority at the moment is to close the renewal of one of its leaders.
Catena is, as we have said, an essential part of Iraola’s plans. His level this season is being so high that many even asked for him for the Spanish National Team. Several teams, knowing that his contract ends at the end of this season, were interested in his situation. And now we know that one of them seems to have thrown in the towel by signing him.
The team that resigns with the signing of Catena
One of the clubs that has been in Catena’s footsteps for the longest time has been Valencia CF. The Che team saw him as a perfect signing, especially if Diakhaby, as expected, ended up leaving the club. But in the last few hours we have learned that the Frenchman has renewed his contract, so they have fallen out of the race for the Rayo Vallecano central defender.
Now, Rayo Vallecano’s only concern for Catena is the CA Osasuna. And it is that just a few days ago there was talk that the rojillo team and the central defender had reached an agreement to unite their paths at the end of this season. But at the moment nothing has been made official and the Vallecas club does not lose hope of renewing one of the pillars of the team in recent years.