To strengthen their midfield for next season, Valencia CF are in constant talks with Real Valladolid to secure the loan of Moroccan midfielder Selim Amallah. Although there has been interest in the player for several months, the negotiations were plagued by obstacles that prevented a final agreement from being reached.
According to sources from the Sports COPE Valencia program, the Ché club had an agreement in principle to loan Amallah accompanied by a purchase option worth less than 6 million euros. This approach stems from Valencia’s reluctance following previous experiences with players like Samu Lino and Justin Kluivert who increased their market value and were transferred to other clubs after their time with the team.
🎙️ Report @HugoBallester:
ℹ️ Valencia had agreed to the transfer of AMALLAH with a purchase option of less than 6m.
➡️ The club doesn’t want to repeat LINO and KLUIVERT: upgrade players and get nothing in return.
↪️ This purchase option does not apply if MARCOS ANDRÉ does not go to Pucela.
— Radio Taronja (@RadioTaronja_) August 18, 2023
problem in the negotiations
The main stumbling block in the negotiations is a clause removing Amallah’s option to buy if Brazilian striker Marcos André does not join Real Valladolid in the current transfer window. However, this negotiation point appears to have reached an impasse as André has expressed his desire to remain in the top tier of Spanish football.