Last week Malaga president Abdullah Ben Nasser Al Thani sent some social media messages towards Valencia, fed up with their interest in Ignacio Camacho and other players.
Valencia have been linked with Camacho for a while and it seems their interest isn’t going anywhere, although West Brom were the club who tried hardest last summer.
When quizzed on Valencia interest in February, Camacho said: “It is true that there were calls, but the clearest route was West Brom.”
Following the collapse of his move to West Brom, Camacho was told he’d be getting a new contract at Malaga, and yet many months later and that’s not happened yet.
Quoted by Spanish newspaper AS, Camacho has explained: “We continue the conversations. There was goodwill on both sides. It’s all taking longer than we’d like. I do not worry right now.”
It’s a curious situation and only presents the opportunity for West Brom or Valencia to return in the summer and get a deal done. In June the 26 year old midfielder will only have a couple of years left on his contract, and Malaga may back down from their insistence the player’s €18m clause is paid in one go.
West Brom wanted to structure a deal, which Malaga refused, but the resulting new contract is a long time coming.