Thursday, July 28, 2011

Braulio Vazquez: 'No Offer For Mata Yet, But We Will Sell If Compelled'

Valencia's technical secretary Braulio Vazquez says the club is ready to part company with its highly rated playmaker Juan Mata, for the right price. Mata is undoubtedly one of the hottest properties in Spain and people in the know suggest that he will leave Valencia, only for Barcelona or Real Madrid, and recently The Arsenal.

Reports in Spain (AS to be precise) believe that the Gunners are in pole position to sign the Spain international, but will only accelerate its plans in the eventuality that either Samir Nasri or Cesc Fabregas decides to leave the North London outfit.

The technical secretary's utterances contrasted sharply to the club's president statement, which stated in unequivocal terms that the club had no wish to sell him: "We hope and wish that he does not go, but we must be prepared for any eventuality," said the coordinator.

Vazquez insisted that the club is yet to recieve a tangible offer from Arsenal or any other club for their bankable asset: "I talked to him (Mata) when he was in the U.S. And now he has reaffirmed what he said then. It's a private conversation, but I guarantee that today, he did not want to leave and there is no offer for him."