The 31-year-old from Argentina wants regular first-team football and wants to go back to Mestalla before looking somewhere else
Nicolas Otamendi wants a summer transfer to Valencia after he has decided to leave Manchester City, Target understands.
The goal was discovered in March that Otamendi, 31, was open for transfer looking for more regular games.
Valencia, Wolves and the Chinese Super League were nominated for possible destinations, but now it is believed that returning to Mestalla is the number one choice.
But whether the Spanish side will achieve this desire depends on several factors, including the main qualification for the Champions League next season.
Los Che are currently sixth in La Liga with three games they play, three points behind Sevilla in fifth and Getafe in fourth.
Reports in Argentina linked last week to Juventus and Chelsea with interest in Otamendi, and sources close to the game told Goali that while the returnee liked the idea of moving to Turin, he wanted to fully explore the possibility of returning to Mestalla.
Argentina has spent the season in Valencia before joining the City in 2015, and it is understood that his agent, Jorge Mendes, could ease the move because he also has close ties to the Spanish club.
However, the salary of the defense attorney could prove to be problematic, given that he received a significant salary when he moved to the Etihad Stadium.
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Otamendi was a key part of the last year's 100-point campaign and he won 34 appearances in the league.
This season, however, has achieved a total of 31 competitions, including 17 in the league.
He signed a new contract by 2022 in January 2018, but believes he should have more opportunities for the first team in the past few months and wants more time to play in the second club in his last years of career.