The young Valencia CF defender dazzles in European football
Cristhian Mosquera is having a spectacular season with Valencia CF and that has not gone unnoticed by the big clubs in European football. The promising Valencian central defender is in the sights of many technical secretariats of the old continent, who are closely following his evolution. Some have already taken the step and submitted formal offers for the player. Both in summer and now in this winter market. As SUPER has learned, the footballer has received two written proposals this January from two important teams in Europe. Both have obtained the same response from the player: “No.”
Cristhian has rejected both offers because he feels identified with Rubén Baraja’s Valencia and believes it is the best place to continue progressing and maturing as an elite footballer. Mosquera trusts Pipo’s project over money (he could earn more in another team) and the prestige of playing in European competitions. The Hispanic-Colombian thinks that his place is here and he is showing it with his performances and his decisions on and off the field of play. His commitment to Valencia is total.
It is not the first time that he has refused to leave Valencia
It is not the first time that renowned European football clubs knock on Mosquera’s door. Last summer, without going any further, he received two offers from the Italian league: Atalanta and a team that plays in the Champions League. Cristhian has always had suitors. It is not something new in his career. Many relevant Spanish and European football teams have been pursuing their projection in the lower categories of the Spanish national team for years. Valencia was always his first option. He already demonstrated this in January 2022, just after his official debut under José Bordalás, when he prioritized Valencia over the rest of the proposals and ended up renewing his contract until June 30, 2025 with a progressive termination clause of 25 millions.
Two years later, already consolidated in the first team, he remains loyal to the Mestalla entity. Cristhian will automatically renew one more season, until June 2026, if he plays a number of games established in writing in his contract. The number is getting closer. The club, in any case, assumes that this automatic improvement may not be enough. The player is growing by leaps and bounds and his contract runs the risk of becoming obsolete.
One of the pillars of Valencia del Pipo
Mosquera has become one of the references of Valencia del Pipo. He started the season with the role of fourth center back behind Mouctar Diakhaby, Gabriel Paulista and Cenk Özkacar, but his performance has led him to become Baraja’s first center back. His numbers support it. Cristhian is the third outfield player with the most minutes in LaLiga (1,544) only behind Pepelu (1,865) and Hugo Duro (1,737). The man from Alicante, a key player in the ‘Quinta del Pipo’, has been a starter in the last 14 games, always playing the full 90 minutes. Baraja values his performance and his ability to learn, but what is surprising him most is his mental strength to overcome some mistakes like those in Mallorca or Cartagena. The room for improvement is enormous. He has also been lucky enough to find the best partner in the center of defense. Paulista’s experience is helping him to be better. In Mosquera’s favor it also plays that his training process has been logical unlike the majority of youth players. Cristhian has been in the first team for three years and that has allowed him to arrive more prepared than the rest. His last game against Athletic Club was excellent. He goes further.
His value can skyrocket if he goes with the Spanish under-21 team
His price could skyrocket in the coming months if Mosquera receives the call from the Spanish under-21 team. The Valencian player is on Santi Denia’s radar for the next call at the end of March against Slovakia and Belgium. The La Roja technicians are following the footballer because of the performance he is offering alongside Pipo. The technical reports of the RFEF footballer cannot be better from the lower categories. Cristhian waits for Spain while the Colombian Football Federation is on the lookout. A year ago he was called up by the Colombian U-20 to prepare for the category’s World Cup with a European tour. However, he ended up being called off. His priorities are Spain… and Valencia.