Nicolas Otamendi’s agent confirms he wants to leave Valencia

Nicolas Otamendi’s agent confirms he wants to leave Valencia

Nicolas Otamendi’s agent Eugenio Lopez has confirmed the centre-back is doing everything he can to push for a transfer away from Valencia this summer.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this season but local newspaper Super Deporte has claimed the Argentinian is more than happy at the club and has no intention of leaving.

However, Lopez has come out to rubbish those claims and instead insists Otamendi, while he loves Valencia, is keen to leave this summer.

Here’s a full breakdown of what Lopez said today on Spanish radio:

All in all, it doesn’t look very good for Valencia. Otamendi’s agent is angry that the message being conveyed from the club to the local press was one which made it sound like he wanted to stay. Whereas, Lopez claims Otamendi had always been very clear of his intention to leave.

As well as all of this, more Valencia based journalists are saying Otamendi is pushing for a €50m Manchester United transfer:

Otamendi’s release clause is €50m which is where the figures are coming from and by the looks of it with these latest comments from his agent, he is available to any team willing to pay the right price.

Whether that is Man United remains to be seen but given that Otamendi was widely considered to be one of the best centre-backs in La Liga this season, it would be a surprise if he wasn’t at least on Louis van Gaal‘s radar.

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