Saturday, July 22, 2017

Albiol linked with Valencia return

Valencia are considering a summer bid for Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol, El Mundo Deportivo has suggested.

Los Che have seen both Nicolas Otamendi and Shkodran Mustafi linked with big club moves, and their former player will become the primary target in case one of them leaves this summer.

Raul Albiol came through the youth ranks at Valencia and went on to make 131 league appearances before moving to Real Madrid in 2009.

The central defender did fairly well at Santiago Bernabeu during a four-year stay, but eventually signed for Napoli in search of first team football.

Albiol, 29, featured in 67 Serie A games for the Azzurri, scoring one goal, but with Rafael Benitez leaving the club, the Spain international could be tempted by a return to Spanish La Liga.

He has been capped 50 times by Spain and represented the country at Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and 2014 World Cup finals.

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