Ignacio Camacho has been speaking to Spanish newspaper AS about his future and it certainly doesn’t seem settled yet. A Tony Pulis target during the summer transfer window, Camacho thought at one point he’d be joining West Brom, and asked Malaga to let him leave.
Malaga went public with the player’s transfer request, but the deal collapsed as West Brom played around with their transfer offer. Camacho has told AS that it was the full €18m clause or nothing for Malaga: “It happened suddenly. It was before the match against Espanyol. It was almost finished. But this is football and operations can be broken at any time.
“He (Malaga’s president) was clear that he didn’t want me to leave. Either they paid the clause, or I did not leave Malaga.”
Valencia were also linked with a move for Camacho, but they didn’t come as close: “It is true that there were calls, but the clearest route was West Brom.”
As the window closed and the West Brom moved died, Malaga made public noises about giving Camacho a new contract, but that still hasn’t materialised several months later. Asked whether Malaga had made a commitment to renew, the midfielder said: “When nothing is signed, the words are taken by the wind. Commitment? They talked about situations. But they will have their way of thinking and I will have mine.”
That doesn’t sound like all is well between Camacho and his club, which makes a summer transfer sound likelier. The 26 year old revealed that there’d been another offer for him during the January transfer window, but didn’t say whether it was from West Brom.