Super Deporte have a claim on Sunday which seems pretty much designed to enhance the reputation of Rodrigo Moreno and the player’s good season so far.
Third in La Liga, Valencia are having a great start and Super Deporte, the newspaper probably closest to the club, want to underline that.
It’s stated that Pep Guardiola submitted a ‘juicy’ offer for Rodrigo during the summer transfer window, with Manchester City willing to pay a total of €35m. That figure included a base fee and more, dependent on Rodrigo’s achievements and appearances for the Premier League club.
Super Deporte say the offer was ‘very interesting’ for Valencia, but they rejected it because manager Marcelino insisted Rodrigo was an important part of his plans at the club.
Last season Rodrigo scored 5 goals and added 3 assists, the season before it was 2 goals and 3 assists. Not great for a central attacker.
Whilst Rodrigo’s 4 goals so far this season, and Spain call-up, suggest a brighter period for the player, it’s very hard to believe Manchester City made such an effort during the summer.
Still, it plays well for the Valencia friendly media.