X

Monday 19
August

Manchester City

Otamendi pursuit ended as star's earnings too much

22nd July 2019, 12:02 by Simon Barlow

Valencia have dropped their pursuit of Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi - partly because of his 6m euros per year net wages.

The La Liga club were keen on taking the Argentinean back to the Mestalla, where City signed him from for an initial fee of £28.5 million in 2015.

And Pep Guardiola would have sanctioned the sale of the central defender, who made just 15 Premier League appearances last term.

However, reports in Spain claim Los Che have pulled out of any deal because of sporting and financial considerations.

They have three centre-back options and will only look for a new one if one of their current players is sold.

Another reason for giving up on Otamendi was his vast salary, made up of a £120,000 basic wage and bonuses on top.

Otamendi is understood to have almost doubled his basic earnings because of City's domestic treble in 2018-19 and wouldn't be prepared to walk away from the final three years of his contract for a significant pay cut.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

More Manchester City

Manchester City

Guardiola wants VAR consistency as City denied late win

18th August 2019, 08:51

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola bemoaned a lack of consistency after VAR denied his side a last-gasp winner against Tottenham.

Manchester City

Guardiola expects Sterling and Co to improve

17th August 2019, 12:48

Pep Guardiola claims Raheem Sterling can reach yet another level at the club and wants his other players to improve as well.

Manchester City

Pochettino worries over European exits

17th August 2019, 12:16

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he will not know whether his side can challenge Manchester City this season until the European transfer window closes.

Manchester City

Pep demands more from Rodri

16th August 2019, 17:41

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told Rodri that "he can do better" despite his impressive start to life in England.

Manchester City

Fernandinho vying for City return

16th August 2019, 17:11

Fernandinho could feature for the first time this season when Manchester City play host to Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Manchester City

City stopper left in limbo

16th August 2019, 15:10

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo faces uncertainty over his future at the Etihad after it was revealed Manchester City officials aren’t planning to hold contract talks.

Recent Sport Headlines

Chelsea

Lampard expecting patience as wait for first win continues

19th August 2019, 05:58

Frank Lampard expects everyone to remain patient with Chelsea’s current situation after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United

Solskjaer rules out Pogba leaving before Euro deadline

19th August 2019, 05:28

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains confident that Paul Pogba will stay at Manchester United beyond the closure of the European transfer window.

Cricket

Smith reveals third Test hopes

19th August 2019, 00:17

Steve Smith hopes to be passed fit to play in the third Ashes Test after missing the final day of the second Test with concussion.

Cricket

Archer has Aussies worried says Root

19th August 2019, 00:12

England captain Joe Root says Australia now have something to think about after Jofra Archer burst on to the Ashes scene.

Cricket

England run out of time as Aussies claim a draw

18th August 2019, 19:48

England ran out of time in their bid to win the second Test at Lord's as Australia secured the draw to maintain their 1-0 series lead.

Chelsea

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City

18th August 2019, 18:55

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City in Frank Lampard’s first home game in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Formula 1

Raikkonen performance pleases Alfa Romeo boss

18th August 2019, 18:36

Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur says the relationship between the team and driver Kimi Raikkonen is “perfect”.

Match Previews

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

18th August 2019, 18:35

Wolves go in search of a third consecutive home win over Manchester United, when the pair meet at Molineux on Monday evening.