Rodrigo Moreno has embodied Valencia’s rapid return to the top table of LaLiga this season and is now attracting the interest of Bayern Munich.
Monitoring the striker has been a simple task for the Germans as his cousin, Thiago Alcantara, features for both Bayern and the Spanish national team, which Rodrigo has broken into having notched 19 goals in 2017/18.
From their reports of the player, Die Roten feel he would fit into their ethic perfectly given his threat in front of goal and willingness to run hard and sacrifice himself off the ball.
A number of teams are keen on Rodrigo but Bayern are at the front of the queue having contacted Valencia general director Mateu Alemany, who is seeking 60 million euros for his star forward.
That would double their investment on the ex-Benfica man from when Los Che signed him, initially on loan in 2014, although he has long committed himself to fighting in Europe next season at Estadio Mestalla.
But it is acknowledged within the club that a move to Munich may be too good to turn down and Marcelino addressed the matter with realism before his side’s season closer on Sunday.
“He is a very important player, but this is football,” admitted the Valencia boss. “The player has his opinion and then there is the club that owns his rights and others who want him.
“If all three parties reach an agreement, the coach can do nothing.
“We put it to him and, if the player wants to stay, which is the case with Rodrigo, I would like him to continue with us.