Ignacio Camacho
Camacho had been linked with a move away from Malaga in recent weeks. Getty

Malaga have agreed a deal to buy 100% of the rights to Ignacio Camacho amid ongoing speculation linking the Spaniard with a summer move away from La Rosaleda. Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia have all been linked with the holding midfielder in recent times, but club president Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani has warned potential suitors that the deal is a statement of intent that the La Liga outfit intend to keep the player in their ranks.

The former Spain U21 international moved to Malaga in the summer of 2011, leaving Atletico Madrid's academy. He had failed to establish himself at the Vicente Calderon but has arguably been Malaga's best player over the last two campaigns.

Spanish newspaper Marca revealed last summer that Spurs had made an approach to lure the player to the Premier League, after he attracted the attention of Mauricio Pochettino.

The Spaniard instead opted for another campaign with Javi Garcia's side, but reports have tipped him to become the next Malaga star to leave for a big-money fee, following the likes of Arsenal star Santi Cazorla or Watford's January signing Nordin Amrabat.

However, despite his release clause being set at €18m (£13.8m, $20.1m), Malaga could have been forced to sell him for just €12m as part of the player's rights belonged to an investment group.

The Mirror reported last month that Liverpool were ready to take advantage of this situation and lure him to Anfield in a deal worth £10m. The story added that Spurs were also monitoring the situation, while Malaga were desperately trying to renegotiate the agreement to avoid him making a cut-prise move.

Reports in Spain have lately claimed that Valencia are also monitoring the situation while Camacho himself admitted at the weekend that his future at Malaga was under question due to the numerous parties involved in the negotiations.

"I don't know if I'll have the last word on my way out or if the club have any obligation to accept a certain amount, but I'd like to be the one to decide," Camacho admitted, as quoted by Marca. "Regardless of which decision is made, the most important thing is that we all come out of it well.

But Malaga's owner has deaded that uncertainty, announcing that the club have acquired 100% of Camacho's rights.


""I don't want to conclude this press conference without giving you all some great news. Málaga Club de Fútbol has bought the economic rights for Camacho. Camacho is today 100% property of Málaga Club de Fútbol, and we want him to remain an important player in the project of our club," the Malaga president said in a press conference.