To sell or not to sell? Valencia fans give verdict on Manchester United target

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Valencia fans in their numbers backed the club's decision not to sell Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi for €35 million.

Valencia supporters issue a hands-off warning to teams interested in defender Nicolas Otamendi as 96% believe he should only be allowed to leave if the release clause is activated.

According to a report in the Super Deporte, Valencia rejected a major bid for Nicolas Otamendi in the past week, with a coinciding report in the Daily Mail suggesting the bid was made by Manchester United.

The reaction over the rejected bid from Valencia supporters, given the club could have nearly tripled their outlay on the defender, maybe surprising to some, with 96% of the voters in the poll carried out by Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte backing the decision by the club not to sell and reinvest elsewhere.

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Although the 26-year-old has been key to Valencia’s promotion push this season, the reported €35 million bid [£26.8 million] could go a long way to improving other areas of the team in order to improve their push for a top four finish.

Nevertheless, the stance from the club, according to the local newspaper, is that no negotiations for the sale of the player will take place and that if the Red Devils or any other side are interested in signing the player, they will need to activate the €50 million release clause in his contract.

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