Jose Luis Gayà reappears this Sunday against Barcelona. He, Carlos Soler and Cheryshev, while Thierry Rendall will rush to be there. Without Gayà, Valencia de Bordalás does not know how to win (2 points out of 12). So the Alicante man welcomes the return of his captain, who will wear a bracelet at the home of Mateu Alemany, who is attentive to his renewal with Valencia. Anil Murthy, as revealed by As.com, met on Friday with the side’s agency, Toldrá Consulting, an appointment that should only be classified as a contact.
Gayà has been a Barça goal for months. At the Camp Nou he is seen as the natural replacement for Jordi Alba, in the image of the National Team. The times have attached him to Barcelona, because Alba continues in his squad and the Valencian player continues without renewing. His contract ends in 2023. Alemany knows that contract perfectly. He closed it. But he also knows that Gayà has a lot to do with Mestalla. “It’s my house” he said, actively and passively. For this reason, he will wait for the outcome of the negotiation with Valencia before formally knocking on Gayà’s door.
Gayà emerged in 2014. Since then, 265 games (43rd most in history and he’s only 26 years old). In fact, one of his personal goals in a Valencian key is to be able to surpass Fernando Gómez as the player who has defended the Valencia shirt the most times (556). The full-back has refused the interest of four clubs and renewed twice (in 2015 until 2020 and in 2018 until 2023).
Real Madrid wanted to sign him in 2015 and made an offer of € 25M (higher than its clause, € 18M, to facilitate its goodbye to Mestalla). But the full-back thanked them and renewed for the club to which he has belonged since he was 11 years old, signing a 50M clause that then it increased to € 100M.
After the “no” to Madrid, Gayà ruled out negotiating with PSG (Leonardo called Valencia) and in recent summers he ordered his agents not to listen to anyone, despite the interest of Atlético (Cholo wanted him) and Barcelona. Gayà has prioritized the shield to the portfolio to date. And he will continue to do so if the project gives him confidence and does not have headaches like the last two years.