17 November 2020 - 2:57 PM


PA Images | Anil Murthy, president at CF Valencia, saw no other solution than to cut costs when the Covid-19 came and took away major revenues from the Spanish club. Fans have been frustrated with the sale of several key-players but Murthy now explains why it had to be done.

Interview with Valencia CF president: “Of course, you can go and borrow, like so many clubs have done...Let it be someone else's problem … We decided to take the sensible approach“

  • Valencia CF president Anil Murthy says that selling players was the only solution for the club as they had to adjust the business to a new reality.
  • “When young players are choosing between academies, they're going to say 'if I go to Valencia, I have a chance to play in the first team',” says the president after academy-players was promoted to the first-team.
  • "COVID is going to change, and should change, the way the football industry works,” says the Valencia president.
  • "No truth" in rumours majority shareholder Peter Lim wants to sell the club.

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