As was expected this summer, Valencia are looking to generate some necessary funds in order to balance their books. As mentioned HERE, Maksimovic was expected to leave the club at a cut price deal.
Having arrived at Valencia on a free transfer from Kazakhstan side Astana, Maksimovic hasn’t had the best of times with Los Che. Not currently involved with the Serbian national team at this years World Cup, Maksimovic has accumulated five caps for his national side. Last season at Valencia, the midfielder only managed 21 appearances with six of those coming in the Copa del Rey
The deal to take the Serbian away from Valencia is believed to be for €5 million. Within this deal, Valencia also have a €8 million buy back option for Maksimovic. This buy back option is to last for three years.
The 23 year old will join an impressive Getafe team last season who just fell short of European qualification for this coming season. Getafe have been looking to strengthen their midfield this summer. They have already brought in Mauro Arambarri from Atletico Boston River in Uruguay and Markel Bergara from Real Sociedad on a free transfer. Maksimovic’s arrival will offer a bit of attacking flair to this side that were rewarded last season for being incredibly difficult to break down – water tight Djene was the heart of this.
Should this transfer work out for Maksimovic and he plays incredibly well, Valencia still have the option to bring him back to the club for that €8 million buy back fee. It’s the type of deal that comes around every so often that suits all parties involved. Here, Getafe get a decent player at a reduced rate, Valencia send a young player out to a top division club with an option to buy him back and Maksimovic get the opportunity to play regular first team football in La Liga.