Viera verbally agrees new contract at Las Palmas

Jonathan Viera has today explained that he will not ask Las Palmas for more than they can pay him as he made it clear his intention to remain at the Primera club.

The midfielder was asked about his contract situation, saying, “I’m fine, if I play football I’m happy. It has not been an easy summer, I get things from all sides even though I insulate myself. I am very focused and very happy.”

He also mentioned his good relationship with the president of the club.

“I talked to the president, he told me what he thought and I told him what I thought. We have always gone head to head and we have almost always reached a good decision.”

“I want people to be calm and I want to thank them all for the messages of support I have received at this time.”

If nothing unusual happens, he will remain in Gran Canaria.

“We’re going to wait until the market closes. There are not going to be any problems, unless someone crazy comes along and both the club and I agree with that offer. If nothing happens, there is not going to be any problem for me to continue with UD.”

Away from Viera, Atleti loanee Vitolo will not play against Los Rojiblancos at the Estadio de Gran Canaria on Saturday night.

Despite the fact that there is no such clause in the loan deal, it has been decided that he will not play due to the fact that the club believe he should not have to go through that bad time and with them having spoken to him, he assumes the decision because he is a professional according to Miguel Angel Ramirez.

Source: La Liga News

Viera tempted to reject €30m Everton move

Las Palmas are tempting Everton target Jonathan Viera with a new contract, according to reports in Spanish press.

Premier League side Everton have been on a massive recruitment drive this summer and have profited from the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United by signing the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Cuco Martina.

And, it is now understood that they want to bring in Viera and add to their attacking options which already boasts the previously mentioned Ramirez and Wayne Rooney who returned to the club from Man United last month.

The former Valencia man rejoined his hometown club Las Palmas in 2014 and played an important part in their steady return to La Liga last season.

Newcastle United, Swansea City and a number of La Liga sides have shown interest but none have seemingly been willing to pay his minimum release clause, which was set to €30m by the Gran Canaria club.

Whilst interest continues, a new contract is now being discussed to remain at the La Liga club – with officials talking to club president Miguel Angel Ramirez about the midfielder becoming the highest earner.

Marca also claim that Viera is happy at the club and has not been swayed by the lure of the Premier League yet.

Source: La Liga News