There is news today that Joselu’s proposed move to Alaves is being held up.
In fact, it seems the deal has been agreed for a while now but is not going through – yet.
Mundo Deportivo are reporting that “Alavés has to wait until certain legal deadlines are met to uncover and announce the transfer is at the end.”
Joselu is keen to move back to Spain so he can get more playing time than he’s getting at Newcastle.
The deal was close to being completed earlier this month when the deal was reported to be very close to completion – but nothing has happened.
Joselu – waiting for his deal to get the OK
Not sure what legal deadlines mean in this context, but it’s intriguing.
It could be June 30th when Rafa’s contract runs out, and until then he could be holding up the deal.
We don’t believe that’s the case.
It could also be that nothing is being done until the takeover happens with the Bin Zayed Group – maybe.
They could have blocked any deals until the takeover deal is signed?
But it’s nevertheless an interesting choice of words.
Newcastle have been in a complete deadlock regarding the owner, manager, and transfers since the final game of the season way back on May 12th.
What a terrible way to run such a great club.