31-year-old Argentina center-back wants regular first-team football and seeks to explore a return to the Mestalla before looking elsewhere
Otamendi want to transfer in the summer in Valencia, decided to leave Manchester City, goal He understands.
Goal showed that in March Otamendi, 31, was opened to transfer in search of more regular playing time.
Valencia, Wolves and the Chinese Super League were all served as the possible directions, but now it is believed that a return to the Mestalla is the number one choice is protected.
But the ability to make this wish come true Spanish side depends on several factors, chief among them Champions League qualification next season.
Los Che are currently sixth in La Liga three games to play, three points behind Sevilla in fifth and Getafe in the fourth.
Reports in Argentina last week, Juventus and Chelsea linked with interest Otamendi, and sources close to the player told Goal that while central defender loves the idea of moving to Turin, he wants to fully explore the possibility of returning to the Mestalla first.
Argentina international spent a season with Valencia before joining the city in 2015, and he realized that his agent Jorge Mendes, is to facilitate the movement, because it also has close ties to the Spanish club.
However, the salary of the defender could be problematic, given that it has received a significant payrise, when he moved to the Etihad Stadium.
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Otamendi has been an important part of a 100-point title-winning campaign last season, making 34 & # 39; appearance alone league.
This season, however, he made just 31 competitive matches in total, including 17 in the league.
He signed a new contract until 2022 in January 2018, but believes he should have been given more first team opportunities in recent months and wants more playing time at another club in the last years of his car & # 39; EASURES.