Valencia boss Marcelino confirms right-back Joao Cancelo will join Inter and “thinks” the right-back will swap clubs with midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Simone Zaza’s goal gave Valencia a 1-0 win against Las Palmas in their La Liga opener on Las Palmas, which saw Cancelo break down in tears as he bid farewell to Los Che supporters ahead of a loan move to Inter, which includes the option of a permanent transfer.
“I knew he was going to Inter before the game and he wanted to play,” the Coach said after the game.
“He deserves praise. He has plenty of character and feeling. I’d have liked him to stay, but I’m glad that I met him.”
Marcelino then suggested Valencia would be signing former Sevilla man Kondogbia on a similar basis in return.
“Obviously we have to sign a winger, but I think Kondogbia will come,” he concluded.