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"If you don’t sell players, you don’t have money"-Valencia president

Mon 30 November 2020 | 13:53

Valencia's president believes that the club did not sell its good players in the previous transfer window.

Valencia's president believes that the club did not sell its good players in the previous transfer window.

Valencia sold players such as

Rodrigo

,

Dani Parejo

Ezequiel Garay

,

Ferran Torres

, and

Francis Coquelin

last summer, but Murthy says the club's current players are better than them.

"

We sold players for the simple reason that we saw revenue drop from €200m to €100m,

" he said. "

If you don't sell players, you don't have money to pay salaries, debts, service providers that help the players or the operation of the club

.

"I repeat, we didn't sell the best players. They're still with us.

"

Valencia have not been in a good position this season in La Liga. They are not in the Champions League and have suffered a sharp drop in revenue due to the Coronavirus outbreak. They also had problems on the pitch; At the beginning of the season, Javi Gracia tried to leave, and the club had trouble paying the players. However, Murthy believes the club has performed well.

"I think everything has been handled very well," he said. "It hit us like a storm but La Liga and all the clubs reacted very well. It was quite scary at the time because any little thing that wasn't solved could have sunk the ship."

Murthy also appreciated the importance of the club's academy in creating a new future. "

Today's academy is nurturing a strong identity for the club. I call it Project Academy,

" he said.

"In the long term, we want to use the academy to nurture identity and philosophy. We want a minimum of seven homegrown players in the first team. This situation has given us the opportunity to do something we wanted to do for years."

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