Valencia need Barcelona 'permission' to close Botia deal

Barcelona boast a buy-back option for Sporting Gijon defender Alberto Botia.

Barcelona boast a buy-back option for Sporting Gijon defender Alberto Botia.

Botia's form with Gijon this season has led to a Spain call-up and also attracted interest from Valencia and Barca.

Valencia have already asked Gijon to name their price for the centre-half, but no deal can happen without the permission of Barca.

Until May this year, Barca have the option of buying back Botia for a set €2.4 million fee.

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