Levante planning Jefferson Lerma contract talksMarch 23, 2018
Levante are planning to hold contract talks with Jefferson Lerma after the international break after they became worried they may lose him this summer.
The Colombian midfielder has been in superb form for the Valencia based side, impressing on all counts, which has since gained him interest from a number of club’s, both in La Liga and outside of Spain.
Having arrived in Spain back in August 2015, Lerma has been a solid option at the Ciudad de Valencia, whilst his international presence for his national side is expected to see him play a big part in the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Levante officials are now increasingly worried by Lerma’s future, having gained inside information that a number of clubs could make the most of his contract, which expires in two years time, but features no release clause.
According to Transfermarkt, Lerma is currently valued at around £1.35m, but Levante believe that figure could increase to much more after the World Cup and therefore, they want to add a release clause in his contract.
Born in El Cerrito, Valle del Cauca, Lerma began his footballing career with Atletico Huila, before being promoted to the first team in 2013 and gaining a move abroad to Spain.