Malabo! Manuel trade to NLEX not possible, says Yeng Guiao
Unless the price is right, NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao will not pursue a Vic Manuel trade, as much as he is interested on his service.
“Baka ‘yung gusto nila sa amin ‘di naman namin kayang ibigay, di wala ring mangyayari,” said Guiao.
Manuel came out on public to express his desire to be traded after a contract dispute with NLEX. The “Muscle Man” listed NLEX as one of his preferred destinations apart from Phoenix and San Miguel.
There are rumors that Alaska will accept a trade from NLEX if Kiefer Ravena will be involved in a direct swap with Manuel.
“I think that’s part of the consideration, who we have to give up. Sa akin kasi, malaking asset pa rin iyang si Vic Manuel pero I don’t want to give up somebody who will also be a big contributor to our cause,” Guiao said.
Although Guiao isn’t closing any doors, he insisted that Alaska should approach a proposal first.
“So from there, siguro kung interesado sila, dapat sila mag-initiate ng usapan. But we are interested. I think that’s the most we can do. Kung mismong si Vic Manuel ang nagsabi na interesado siyang maglaro sa amin,” he said.
“We will open our doors, but we will not come forward and make a proposal.”