Alaves identify Adrian Marin as perfect defensive optionAugust 9, 2018
Alaves have identified Adrian Marin as the perfect defensive option and they have made tentative contact with Villarreal.
Head Coach Abelardo remains keen on finding an option for the right hand side of his defence and after scouring the transfer market – it is understood and reported by Spanish daily Marca, that he has chosen Marin as his first choice signing.
Having spoken with Villarreal about the potential summer signing, we understand that the Yellow Submarine only want to sell if a buy-back option is included and that seems to be no problem for the Vitoria based side.
21-year-old Marin has been representing the Spanish national side at various youth levels over the years, whilst his appearances for Villarreal have been few and far between – completing 18 games since his debut in the 2014/2015 season.
Last season, just eight appearances saw Marin struggle and suffer knee problems, but he is now said to be eager to impress and a move to Alaves could be the best thing for the youngster.
The next couple of days will now be important for Alaves as they enter negotiations over a transfer fee and a potential buy-back clause.
Alaves begin their season with a tough task, facing Barcelona at the Camp Nou next weekend.