Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera has warned Valencia he will not wait until the end of the transfer window to seal a move to the club.
The Venezuelan has been heavily linked with a move to Valencia for several weeks, and at one point looked like being part of the deal for forward Ferran Torres.
That never happened but Valencia remain keen and were said to have a ‘principle agreement’ in place with the player over a move.
That, though, was being delayed as Valencia need to free up a non-EU space in their squad before they can bring him in.
They plan to get defender Gabriel Paulista a Spanish passport and work is underway on that process, but until it is granted, Herrera is stuck in limbo.
Cadena Ser now report that the Manchester City man has warned Valencia he cannot wait until the end of October, when the market closes, to seal the move.
He has made a move to the Mestalla ‘a personal priority’ and recently met with Valencia chief Miguel Ángel Corona, who wanted to ‘convey the interest’ of the Spanish side and ‘ask for time’.
The problem is Herrera wants to be at his next club as soon as possible so he can ‘start the season from scratch with peace of mind’ and not worry about waiting to seal a move.
That’s an issue with Valencia, who are still waiting for Gabriel’s paperwork to be approved, a process that can take ‘a week or a month and a half’.
Thus Herrera is looking elsewhere, and there are ‘many teams’ interested in him. One of them Granada, where he spent last season on loan.
According to Ideal, they have not given up hope of signing Herrera from Manchester City for another year although they know the deal is ‘very difficult’ to get done.
However, they have been assured by the player’s ‘environment’ that a return to the club is ‘by no means out of the question’ and that Herrera would even ‘welcome a return’ should it happen.
As a result, they’re keeping an eye on what happens with Valencia, who may end up missing out thanks to that age-old enemy, bureaucracy.