Newly promoted Spanish Laliga side Real Valladolid beleive Olympic Lyonnais forward Tinotenda Kadewere is too expensive for the club’s budget.
The Spanish club which is owned by former Brazilian forward Ronaldo Nazario de Lima, rates Kadewere highly having tried to sign the striker two seasons ago from Le Havre before beaten to the price by Lyon and are still eager to bring the Zimbabwean to Spain.
However, Valladolid feel that it will be difficult to do a deal as OL’s valuation of £8million is seen as too expensive.
Kadewere’s future at Lyon has become a subject of intense speculation after the 26-year-old fell down the pecking order at the club featuring in only 15 games last season.
A lot of clubs including the Bundesliga side Strasbourg and Turkish giants Galatasaray have recently inquired about the Lyon striker, but it looks the price tag on Kadewere has kept them away from completing the deal.
In 2020 Real Valladolid who were still in Spanish second division (Laliga 2) tried to sign Kadewere for €7 million from Le Havre but were beaten to the price by Lyon who came with a €12 million bid to win the signature of the Ligue 2 golden boot winner.
The Spanish club are reportedly still interested in negotiating the deal, but would not fork out anything more than seven million euros for Kadewere due to a tight budget strain at the newly promoted Laliga side, according to reports.
Olympic Lyonnais are reportedly looking for a figure on or above €8million for their priced forward whom they brought in for €12 million euros in 2020.
The Zimbabwean’s contract at Lyon still runs until 2024 and is reportedly favoring to remain at the club to prove his worthy.