The story of the transfer of the attacker Denis Cheryshev to Valencia has come to an end. The Spanish club has announced the signing of a full-fledged contract with a player of the Russian national team until 2022. Last season, he was already in favor of “bats” on loan, while the rights to it belonged to “Villarreal”.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT | @Cheryshev
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The former club of Cheryshev was not interested in him returning after the end of the rental agreement, calculated until this summer. Last season, the position of the Russians was already taken, and the head coach Javier Calleja did not count on the attacker, occasionally suffering from injuries.
At the same time, “Valencia”, for which Cheryshev played a short time in the spring of 2016, was pleased with his appearance in the team even for one season. He played in 41 matches, usually coming on as substitute and barely spending the entire game on the field. Russian scored four goals in the championship and the Cup of Spain and the Europa League, and also made five assists. Together with Valencia, he won the Cup of the country.
Cherisheva's statistics were affected by his next injury. On April 21, in a meeting with Betis, he injured his knee and left for a long time. His return is expected soon. According to the chief doctor of the Russian national team Eduard Bezuglov, the attacker has almost completely recovered.
Great news: Denis Cheryshev will be back soon! This was told by the head doctor @TeamRussia Edward Bezuglov.
- The coaching and medical headquarters of the Russian team is in touch with Denis. His recovery is going well, the control MRI showed significant positive dynamics➡️ pic.twitter.com/6lxqaG69kO
This injury had a great influence on the further career of Cheryshev. In "Villarreal" finally abandoned plans to keep the Russians in their possession, and "Valencia" had a reason to bargain for the participant of last year's world championship.
Initially, the Spanish media reported that the club could take advantage of the player’s priority redemption for € 7-10 million. However, this price seemed to the management of Valencia overestimated. The club was considering the option of renting a player for another season, but Villarreal was determined to sell Cheryshev.
Since no other club claimed it, and the Russian himself was ready to stay, Villarreal agreed to the terms of Valencia. According to Mediterráneo de Castellón, the new Cheryshev club paid € 5.5 million for the transfer. At the same time, according to Transfermarkt, the player’s market value is € 6-7 million.
The agreement reached was announced at the end of June, but at the same time Valencia did not provide details of the contract with Cheryshev. The club continued to negotiate, following the player’s recovery dynamics. Only two weeks later, the parties shook hands. “Valencia” demonstrated how important Cheryshev is for it, having established serious compensation. To buy out his contract will turn out to be only for € 80 million - so much foreign clubs have not yet evaluated a single Russian football player.
The player said that he was glad to have the opportunity to play for Valencia further and thanked the former club.
“I am very pleased with the trust shown to me by this big club. Let's all do better together! Come on, Valencia! I would also like to thank Villarreal for all these years and the efforts made to recover from my injuries. You will always be in my heart. I wish you good luck in the future, ”the Russian wrote in Spanish on Twitter.
Muy contento por la confianza depositada en mi por este gran club @ valenciacf Vamos todos juntos a por más éxitos! Amunt Valencia! pic.twitter.com/3uceJZM6ED- Denis Cheryshev (@Cheryshev) July 12, 2019
For Cheryshev, continuing a career in Valencia is an undoubted success. First, he stayed in the team, where he was willing to trust and provide playing time. Secondly, he will have a chance to play again in the Champions League. “Valencia” for the second time in a row took fourth place in the championship of Spain and made its way into the group stage of the main European club tournament. “Villarreal” finished last season in 14th position and for the first time in a long time will not play in European competition.
According to reports, Cheryshev is already training with the main team of Valencia. In the offseason, the winners of the Spanish Cup will hold a friendly match with Monaco, played by Alexander Golovin, Sion, Sporting, Brighton and Hove Albion and Bayer. The new season “Valencia” will start on August 18 with a home game against Real Sociedad in the first round of the champion of Spain.