Valencia deny claims of deal with Daniel WassJune 5, 2018
Valencia‘s general manager has clearly stated that there is no deal in place to bring Celta Vigo and Denmark international Daniel Wass to the club. Reports were circulating that the midfielder had agreed a deal with Los Che but this has been strongly denied by the club director.
Valencia-based radio programme 90 Minuts reported that Celta Vigo were forced to accept a cut-price deal of €7 million as the player’s contract was due to expire in June 2019. Some reports also suggested that Daniel Wass’ buy out clause of €25 million was triggered. Neither of which, turned out to be true.
At a press conference on the 24th of May, when asked about the Danish midfielder, Valencia general manager Mateu Alemany told reporters: “We have not signed him, of course … we have not even negotiated with him, neither with his agents, nor with Celta, today we are not negotiating. If Wass was signed, you would all know.”
Two weeks later, what has changed? Nothing, other than the fact it is well known that Valencia are interested in bringing Daniel Wass to the club. Last month, Wass himself even claimed that he was considering making a change:
“I have been at Celta for three years and I can now see myself playing in the Champions League somewhere else.”
Valencia are certainly a club that fit the bill in terms of playing premier European football next season. Wass, who was left out of Denmark’s World Cup squad due to frayed relations with the manager, is well accustomed to La Liga, having spent the last three seasons in Galicia. The 28 year old is a player Marcelino admires and with the added focus of European football next season, would like to add depth to his Valencia side.
Marcelino and co are also rumoured to be looking at Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro in order to add further depth in their squad. This comes off the back of rumours linking Spanish striker Santi Mina with Unai Emery and his new club Arsenal.