Jemez in dark over Suzuki deal

Paco Jemez admits he is completely at a loss to explain reports that Rayo Vallecano are closing in on a deal for Japanese defender Daisuke Suzuki.

Suzuki is reported to have told the Japanese media that he received an offer to join Los Vallecanos in January, but the Coach – speaking ahead of Monday’s trip to Getafe in La Liga – went as far as to say that he had never heard of the player.

“I don’t know the player and I’m surprised about [reports of an] offer,” he said at a Press conference.

“[Sporting director] Felipe Minambres hasn’t told me about the player.

“I’m not saying it’s a lie or the truth, but I’ve never seen him play and I don’t know his position, neither have I heard anything within the club which leads me to think he’ll join.

“I would’ve been told [otherwise]. I don’t know where he’ll go.

“[On Getafe], they’ve always been tough opponents. It’s true that we’ve done well [at Coliseum Alfonso Perez], but we’ve always had to make an effort.

“They hoped to have had more points and been in a quieter position [in the table], and you can’t allow them to play football because they’ll hurt you.

“They have talent through their midfielders to their forwards and players who can decide games.”

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