Williams among those shown the door
As expected, Valencia allowed several of their fringe youngsters to leave over the summer, with a keen eye on trimming the wages and only keeping hold of those players who they feel could develop into potential first team stars in the coming years. Of the successful Under-19’s side, Lorenzo Sánchez was one of the first to depart, heading to join Segunda division side Málaga after a season which saw him score 32 times for the youngsters. Another from the record breaking Under-19 side to depart is left back Izan Llinares, who started 17 games for the club, who will now move on to join Fuenlabrada for the coming season, with the club having some real quality coming through the youth ranks at left-back, meaning the 18 year old was unlikely to ever make the breakthrough at the Mestalla.
19 year old Nacho Muñoz leaves Valencia B to sign for Zaragoza, after a campaign which saw him feature 14 times in the league, scoring once, mainly down the right hand side. Team mate Loïc Williams heads to the capital as he makes the switch to join Rayo Vallecano in the Segunda, while Julio Insa also departs, joining La Liga side Elche, who finished 14th this season, although the 19 year old attacking midfielder is likely to continue his development in their academy before making the step up to senior football.
Carlos González, another first choice for the B team last season, with 23 games and 2 goals to his name, joins former La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruña, as they look to return to top flight football following their promotion from the Segunda B as champions this year. Pablo Jiménez, who spent the second half of the season on loan with Alzira, now leaves the club permanently, making a free transfer switch to La Liga rivals Osasuna. Perhaps the most surprising departure was that of young goalkeeper Charlie Pérez, who has departed for Albacete on a free transfer. With many new faces coming in, there could potentially be a few more departures before the club finalises the three squads for the coming season.Share this: