El Elche and Gonzalo Verdú have reached an agreement to extend the contract of captain franjiverde for one more year, until June 30, 2023, with the option to another optional for objectives achieved. The two parties thus close a long negotiation that has culminated successfully to tie a key player during the last four seasons, since he arrived in Second Division B, and that has become irreplaceable for all the coaches he has been with.
Gonzalo Verdú, 32 years old, He ended his contract at the end of this season and had received a succulent offer from Almería for three years, at a rate of 600,000 euros per campaign. Elche was not willing to let him leave with the freedom letter and requested the Andalusian club one million euros for his transfer. Verdú wanted to continue at Elche in the First Division, but he was also obliged to assess a proposal that, for his family, practically doubled his salary and allowed him to approach the final stretch of his sports career with unbeatable conditions.
The goodwill and predisposition of the captain and the entity They have been key for Gonzalo Verdú to remain at the club for at least one more season and continue to wear the bracelet after Nino’s retirement. Since he arrived at Elche from Cartagena, he has played 152 official matches between Segunda B, Segunda, Primera and Copa del Rey, celebrating two promotions in the category and becoming a great reference for fans and clubs both on and off the pitch.