The key to the possible signing of Rafa Mir is held by Marcos André

Rubén Baraja wants new faces up front and Rafa Mir is on the list. Valencia has contacted his agency and knows of his willingness to return to Mestalla -he coincided with Baraja in Juvenil A- and also of Sevilla’s willingness to negotiate. The Seville club prioritizes a transfer, although it would accept a loan, as long as it includes a mandatory purchase option. Valencia, meanwhile, has to give way to one of its forwards and the one closest to the door is Marcos André.

The Brazilian and Valencia are called to understand each other. Player and club understand that it is time to separate their paths. The problem lies in the 5.1 million that remain to be amortized from his signing. Valencia wants to get as close as possible to that figure, so as not to be penalized by the Fair Play rules. Marcos André wants to continue in Spain -Hence, Olympiakos was ruled out, whose offer that did not reach two million did not interest Valencia either- and Alavés has been testing him for weeks.

Alavés approaches the claims of Valencia

The club from Vitoria offered in the first instance 1.5 million plus 50% of a future transfer, an operation that Valencia does not contemplate. Alavés, where the footballer would gladly go, will raise his proposal to 1.5 million to be paid now and another 1.5 million next summer for objectives to be met by the team and the striker himself. This last offer, which Valencia has not yet written down, would come close to the Mestalla club’s claims, although for this it would also have to include a percentage of a future sale.

In these economic parameters, Valencia would approach the 5.1 million remaining to be amortized by Marcos André and therefore it could invest practically all of that figure in the replacement for its forward. And there Rafa Mir appears, a forward with a black and white past and whom Baraja, as has been pointed out, knows perfectly. The operation of Marcos André, with the parties called to understand each other, is not expected to last in time, although the market has only just begun. Cádiz and Granada are also interested in the player.

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