Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz has cofirmed his side’s interest in Pol Valentin.
Last week, reports emerged claiming that Sheffield Wednesday were chasing a deal for Valentin, 26, who currently plays for Sporting Gijon in Spain.
Munoz has not been afraid to openly comment on players on his Sheffield Wednesday radar this summer and he’s now commented on his side’s links to Valentin.
Speaking to The Star, Munoz said when asked about the right-back:
“We are trying to take him as fast as possible. I don’t know if that is ready or not or whether we have that agreement. We are trying for everyone in our list to arrive faster.
“It’s not easy. Everybody in the club is working very hard to go through the process. The process is difficult.”
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So far this summer, Sheffield Wednesday have signed Reece James from Blackpool, Juan Delgado, and Ashley Fletcher who was announced last night.
Valentin could well be the next but given the fact that he’s under contract at Gijon for another year, it could be a difficult one for Wednesday to pursue.
But Munoz clearly seems keen on the player and keen on bringing him in as soon as possible, which makes sense given how close we are to the start of the new season.
Valentin wanted, but can Wednesday do it?
It remains unclear how much spending money Munoz has at Sheffield Wednesday – if any. And given the fact that Valentin is under contract, it could mean that the Owls have to pay a fee or hope that Gijon are ready to let him go for free.
Munoz though has been very open about his transfer targets this summer and expect him and the club to have a lengthy list of targets for this summer.
They’re still well behind in their preparations but the loan signing of Fletcher last night was a positive one, and Munoz’s recent comments on Valentin suggest that the club are working hard on another transfer deal.