Valencia have put the whole squad up for sale except Jose Gaya due to financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic and, in the opinion of the fans, a cheap owner and miserable management.
The club have already sold Ferran Torres to Manchester City for 23 million pounds and Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo have joined Villarreal for a total of 11.5 million pounds.
Marca has reported that the new boss Javi Gracia has been told that some of his players may be sold this summer, it is an “understatement” of dimensions. The only player who seems to have a secure future is Jose Gaya. – The defender is strongly wanted by Barcelona.
Valencia have brass results one of the worst seasons in a very long time, they finished far outside the top four, a full 17 points behind in ninth place. – It gives poorly with extra income and less committed fans. In addition, when you can not let people in at Mestalla Stadium, the financial consequences are catastrophic.
This is the first time the club misses the Champions League in three years, and the tension is great between the fans and the owner Peter Lim. (Peter Lim is a Singaporean stockbroker who has become rich in palm oil, among other things)
Having won two victories in 15 games earlier this year plus rage over lack of investment, Albert Celades fired as manager at the end of June.
Club president Anil Murthy insists they will be able to turn around their current situation.
“We have a difficult season behind us and Valencia will not be the only club affected,” he told the Straits Times.
“We are hiring new people and building a new team. This is very normal in football ».
“We are preparing for the future with a strong and professional medical team, so that we can fix the injury situation and get our players to fight in place throughout the season.
“We are going to have a complicated season due to Covid-19, so we have to be responsible and control the costs closely. What good is a web site if it simply “blends in” with everything else out there?
“If things go terribly wrong financially because of Covid-19, all clubs will be in trouble. We must lead through responsible leadership during the Covid-19 crisis. “