According to Superdeporte, Valencia have made it clear that their club captain Jose Gaya will not be available for transfer under any circumstances in the upcoming summer transfer market. Valencia also want Gaya to extend his stay at the club. However, there is no immediate rush as his contract still has more than two years left.
It was believed that Barcelona had tabled an offer of €15 million for signing Jose Gaya. They believed Gaya to be a replacement for Jordi Alba. However, Valencia have now made it clear that they will not be selling off their club captain this summer.
Jose Gaya has gone to establish himself as one of the best defenders for the team in La Liga. He made his first-team debut for Valencia in 2012. Since then he has gone on to become a pivotal figure for Valencia.
Gaya has featured 258 times for Valencia, scoring 6 goals and 28 assists. His overwhelming progress has duly been noticed by some of the biggest clubs like Barcelona and Juventus.
Barcelona to look elsewhere as Valencia want to keep Gaya
After Valencia made it clear about their stance of not selling Jose Gaya this summer. It is likely that Barcelona would be looking in another direction to replace Jordi Alba in the team. They were simultaneously linked with Marcos Alonso. And now with Gaya out of the scene, it seems likely that they would be approaching the Chelsea left-back.
Alonso has not been effective for Chelsea as he has only 15 appearances with only 1 assist to his name in this season. It is very likely that Chelsea could be loading off the player as he doesn’t seem to fit in the team.
Despite his poor performance, it seems Barcelona see him as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba in the team. Ronald Koeman believes that before Alba retires he could groom Alonso in his position and make him an ideal replacement for him.
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