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Villarreal News, June 23: Borja's agent denies rumors

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Giuseppe Rossi tweeted this picture of himself on the Cooper Square Hotel rooftop in NYC yesterday, looking relaxed!
Giuseppe Rossi tweeted this picture of himself on the Cooper Square Hotel rooftop in NYC yesterday, looking relaxed!


   In a nutshell, very little to report.   But read on.

Marcos Senna expects to meet with Sr. Roig tomorrow, so if the club is to make him a new offer we should know about it soon.  Otherwise, he seems to be off to Swansea.

EPM article summarizing the stalemate at Villarreal (before someone comes in, someone needs to go out) does have an interesting comment from Borja Valero's agent: "I haven't spoken with anyone, nor has Villarreal.  We are very grateful to the Roig family, and are not considering leaving". Nice to read.

Giuseppe Rossi was in NYC yesterday for Steve Nash's charity soccer game and expressed his support for the USMNT. He was very diplomatic, said any soccer player would dream about playing for the biggest clubs; his comment that "I want to keep working hard and see what comes out of it" is a fair one, doesn't sound like he's expecting a move soon.

Joan Capdevila has some Spanish teams interested in him as well as Fener, but no bids yet.  

Finally, a couple of odd stories: Barcelona has been trying to include Jeffren (who had a golazo for the Spain U-21 yesterday in their semifinal win over Belarus, as well as an assist on the tying goal) to Udinese as part of the Alexis Sanchez deal.  Apparently a problem is his dad and agent thinks Udinese will put him in their B team, a/k/a Grenada, newly promoted to La Liga.

    New Sevilla coach Marcelino is owed money by Real Betis, a team he's never coached.  How did that happen?    Zaragoza had hired Marcelino at what was then the highest salary in the country, €2.4 million/year; he lasted only 18 months.  When they sacked him he agreed to take €1.5 million in promissory notes from Real Betis, who gave them as payment for the purchase of Sergio Garcia (no, not the golfer!) in 2008.

     Well, Betis never paid.  So now Marcelino appears among the list of folks bankrupt Betis owe money to.  And Zaragoza still owe him nearly €850,000.  But that's okay, he went to Racing Santander and a nice payday with Mr. Ali's money--oh.