sport news Valencia president Anil Murthy fires shots at Barcelona after poor Rodrigo bid

'If you can offer with real cash, then great': Valencia president Anil Murthy fires shots at rivals Barcelona after unsatisfactory offer for striker Rodrigo

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 17:44 GMT, 6 February 2020 | Updated: 17:46 GMT, 6 February 2020

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Valencia president Anil Murthy has taken aim directly at Barcelona following the Catalan side's derisory deadline day bid to sign star striker Rodrigo.

Barca were left frantically scrambling in the market after failing to secure a replacement for the injured Luis Suarez, who is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.

Contact was made with Valencia as the January transfer window entered its final days, though the clubs could not come to an agreement on a fee. Now, in the aftermath of the brief negotiations, Murthy has outlined how Barca's unrealistic valuation saw the move fail to gain any momentum.

Valencia president Anil Murthy has candidly revealed why Barcelona did not sign Rodrigo

Valencia president Anil Murthy has candidly revealed why Barcelona did not sign Rodrigo

The 28-year-old is a key man for Valencia and a proven goalscorer in Spanish football

The 28-year-old is a key man for Valencia and a proven goalscorer in Spanish football

'For Rodrigo, Valencia did not receive a suitable offer that reflected the high quality of the player,' Murthy admitted during an interview with fan website of the

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