Fernando Gago has reportedly infuriated Valencia staff with his ‘double standard’ behaviour and is now considered available in January.
The Argentine midfielder only joined Los Che in the summer from Real Madrid, after a 12-month loan spell with Roma last year, but has been linked with a move out ever since Mauricio Pellegrino’s departure as Coach.
Upon Pellegrino’s dismissal being relayed to the dressing room after Valencia’s 5-2 home defeat to Real Sociedad, Gago is reported as having stood up and told President Manuel Llorente that he wanted to leave the club.
The player was seen to have made amends with the club this week, though, before departing for the holidays, by reassuring sporting director Braulio Vazquez and Coach Ernesto Valverde of his commitment to the Mestalla outfit.
However, reports in the Argentine Press running quotes from the player speaking of his desire to return to Boca Juniors have allegedly upset Braulio and Valverde, who now believe that the player is too much of a disruptive influence in the dressing room.
Subsequently, it is understood that the club will be prepared to listen to offers for the 26-year-old in January, if they can at least make their money back on the €3.5m they paid in the summer.