Yesterday’s La Liga transfer roundup divulged information on Barcelona’s move for Junior Firpo, a trio of Spanish clubs after Benoit Badiashile and Koke’s comments on James Rodriguez. Today’s edition shares Crystal Palace’s pursuit of Victor Camarasa, Youssef En-Nesyri’s disgust with Leganes and the future of Brahim Diaz.
Report: According to The Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are in negotiations with Real Betis in regards to midfielder Victor Camarasa. The Spaniard is believed to be surplus to requirements in Seville.
Verdict: English football fans will know Camarasa from his spell in England last year with Cardiff City. Whilst the 25-year-old was powerless to stop the Bluebirds from getting relegated to the Championship, he was not only the team’s joint-top goalscorer in the league but also provided the most assists. The former Levante man was the team’s main creative force throughout the campaign and, in a better side, he should be able to shine even more. He is said to have a €25m (£22.8m) termination clause in his contract with his current club. The Eagles have a real lack of creativity in the midfield, with just Max Meyer as a playmaker, so recruits are needed. With Camarasa already having spent time in England, he wouldn’t need to adapt as much as others potentially would. The clock is ticking, but this one could get over the line.
How likely is the deal? 7/10
Report: Leganes striker Youssef En-Nesyri is furious with the club after they rejected two big-money offers from Brighton for him. He went on to social media and shared messages, one of which said, “It’s like they say you’re going with something indirectly. It’s a family thing. It’s sad to feel poorly treated by people who have shown me that they care about money too much”. The posts have since been deleted.
Verdict: If the bid that Brighton made is €20m (£18.3m) as reported, then En-Nesyri has every right to be upset with his employers. After all, the 22-year-old’s market value currently stands at just £10.8m. The Morocco international had a decent season last time out, scoring 11 goals in 34 games, but he by no means set the world alight. Having said that, he may be an upgrade on what Graham Potter currently has at his disposal. Glenn Murray’s career, one would expect, is coming to an end at 35, whilst neither Jurgen Locadia nor Florin Andone scored at a prolific rate last term. Leganes may not want to sell him, but when a player makes it so publicly clear that he wants a move, then it is generally a good idea to move him on before things get ugly.
How likely is the deal? 6.5/10
Report: It is being reported by Libertad Digital that Real Madrid have told Brahim Diaz that he will be staying at the Bernabeu this coming season. It is believed that whilst Zinedine Zidane is pleased with the former Manchester City man, Marco Asensio’s injury has made the decision a necessity.
Verdict: “It is one of those players that takes the ball and goes straight to the goal and will always look for space. You know something will happen when he has the ball”. This is what Zidane said about Diaz last season, which shows that he is an admirer of the forward. However, despite Asensio’s injury, it must be asked how much playing time he will receive this season. Eden Hazard, who plays in the same position as Diaz, has already been brought in this summer, and Rodrygo has also joined the squad following his transfer last year. That adds to Vinicius Junior, who is already at the club having been signed 12 months ago. As such, a loan move may be better for his development at this point, but instead, the teenager must hope his manager gives him enough chances to shine.
How likely is the deal? N/A