Valencia tries the Jefferson Lerma option as an alternative to Arambarri

ANDl Valencia has opened the via Jefferson Lerma to reinforce the midfield as an alternative to Mauro Arambarri, who since the beginning of summer was the Bordalás’ number one goal. However, in the last meeting held by presidents Anil Murthy and Ángel Torres, it became clear how far the positions between the two clubs were.

That is why the possibility of the Colombian midfielder not so much because it is a more economically affordable alternative, but because the negotiating position of Valencia it has more points of support. Lerma belongs to Bournemouth of the English Championship (second division), club to which arrived from Levante in the summer of 2018 for almost 30 million euros.

Valencia would have impossible to undertake the signing of a Premier player -Less even if the selling club paid 30 million three seasons ago- but it is trying to see how Bournemouth would accept a loan without a compulsory purchase. This operation also tIt has many edges because Lerma’s token It is also very high within the average of the Valencia dressing room. For Bournemouth, the departure of Lerma for a single season could have lace thinking that the footballer is revalued -something that wouldn’t happen another season in the Championship-.

Lerma has joined this Monday to the concentration that the Bournemouth in Marbella in the next ten days. The english club He stayed at the gates of promotion to the Premier, but he lost both games of the Play-Off semifinal against him Brentford -rival, by the way, of Valencia in the last pre-season friendly-. But this was not the only disappointment that Lerma suffered last season. A few days after dAt the end of the season he received the news of the sanction of 6 games and 40,000 pounds (about 46,000 euros) by the independent Regulatory Commission of the Football Association, for biting an opponent. The decision surprised the player and his club, since it was about events dating back to November 2020 in a match against the Sheffield Wednesday and that both the player and his club had denied.

No extra-community places

With Lerma, yes, Valencia would have the same problem as with Arambarri at the time of registration, since, at this time, with the arrival of Omar Alderete, costumes does not have extra-community places. The places abroad are occupied by the Paraguayan central itself, Maxi Gómez and Kangin Lee, since Yunus Musah has been registered with an Italian passport.

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