Gary Neville says he tried to sign Pablo Sarabia while he was manager of Valencia
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Gary Neville says he tried to sign Pablo Sarabia while he was manager of Valencia

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has revealed on The Overlap that he wanted to sign new Wolves star Pablo Sarabia when he was the manager of Valencia.

Wolves under Julen Lopetegui were a topic of conversation on a new video from The Overlap titled ‘The Relegation Battle’.

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The club had a very busy January, with six players coming into the club.

Lopetegui made it clear on his arrival that he wanted to strengthen the squad ready for the second half of the season.

Prior to his arrival, Wolves were in a world of trouble.

But in recent weeks, things have started to pick up. There is fresh belief, and fans have completely taken to Lopetegui.

The business that Wolves did in January was very good.

And one of the club’s new signings, Sarabia, came under the microscope on The Overlap.

The Spaniard was Wolves’ third addition from Paris Saint-Germain – and Neville admitted he was a player he tried to sign when he managed Valencia.

He said (17:15): “Sarabia’s gone there because of the coach. I tried to sign Sarabia, believe it or not, when I was in Valencia. I know him quite well.

“We tried to get him in the January, I went there in December. In the end we got (Denis) Cheryshev. But we tried to get Sarabia – he’s a good player.”

Wolves have done brilliant business signing Sarabia, as Gary Neville makes admission on The Overlap

It is very interesting to hear Neville admit he wanted Sarabia when managing Valencia.

He was appointed by the Spanish club in 2015, so Sarabia was only in his early twenties.

It will be very interesting to see how he gets on. As Neville says, he has come to Wolves thanks mainly to the presence of Lopetegui.

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To have gotten someone of his quality for just £4.4 million is really good business on paper.

Hopefully he is able to deliver – he certainly looked good against Liverpool last weekend.