10:30am Thursday 28th June 2012
By Brian Owen
Albion could be on collision course with Vicente and his agents after tying down the Spanish star for another year at The Amex.
Victor Oñate, director general of Vicente’s management company in Valencia, flew to London yesterday seeking discussions over the player’s future.
Oñate plans to meet club officials today.
Albion have been in negotiations with Vicente in recent weeks over a new contract.
However they announced on Tuesday evening they were activating a clause allowing them to extend his current deal by a year until June 30, 2013.
Vicente’s representatives have so far opted not to issue any comment on their player’s future.
However Argus sources in Spain understand the player was unhappy with the club’s decision to activate the clause and is keen to clarify various issues.
The player’s return to full fitness and impressive form last term with the Seagulls caught the eyes of other clubs, including two second tier outfits near Valencia.
Seagulls boss Gus Poyet has told The Argus he expects to see Vicente back at training on Monday.
He has described the decision to invoke the clause given that Albion were still unable to agree a new deal as “common sense”.
Meanwhile the Seagulls remain close to making further signings with Poyet set to add at least three players, including a left-back, to his squad.
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