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“

17 November 2020

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Photo: 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.

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.

The financial hit of COVID-19 will impact Valencia CF for a "minimum" of this season and next, club president Anil Murthy has told offthepitch.com.

In an exclusive interview, Murthy outlined the effect of the pandemic on the Spanish side, why several first team players were sold and a future strategy focused on the academy.

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