Sibille latest to head out on loan
Defender Kevin Sibille became the latest player to head out of the door at Valencia, after the club agreed a season long loan deal with Segunda Division side Real Oviedo for the centre half. The 22 year old Argentinian began his career in his native country with River Plate, eventually making the breakthrough in the 2017-18 season. He would go on to make only 4 appearances for the side before making the switch to Spain, joining Valencia on a free transfer just before the arrival of Barlow as head coach. Since joining the club, he featured with the B side, making 9 starts and scoring once for the Mestalla squad, before then heading to Extremadura on loan for the second half of the season, where he would add another 2 goals and make 14 more starts in the Segunda B. Since his return to the club, he is still considered a long way off first team ready at the moment, and so the club were keen to see him secure more game time out on loan, the step up in level to the Segunda with Oviedo the perfect solution for all parties. There has been no agreement or talk of a future fee at the end of his contract.
Elsewhere, fellow loan departure Manu Vallejo hit the ground running with his new club, after featuring for Ajax in the traditional curtain raiser, the Dutch Super Cup. Ajax faced Utrecht, who lifted the Dutch cup last season, at the Cruyff Arena and made light work of their fellow Eredivisie side with a 3-0 win after a tight first half. Vallejo, who scored a consolation goal on his debut in the 5-1 defeat by Barcelona in Sergio Busquets testimonial, started on the bench, but came on in the 68th minute to help turn the game, with David Neres, a fellow substitute, grabbing a hat-trick with Spaniard Vallejo providing 2 assists for his new team mate. It has been a great opening few weeks for the 24 year old, with Ajax having the potential to make the deal permanent should he continue to impress.Share this: