Takeover talks hot up again
Just days after the re-opening of the transfer window, Valencia once again found themselves under a self-imposed transfer embargo as takeover interest once again increases in the Spanish side. The La Liga club, who finished 2nd only to Real Madrid last season, fortunately already had several deals in place to strengthen the squad that lost out in the final few rounds of the competition last season, with Loren, Otávio and Wuilker Faríñez among those already welcomed to the club. This latest embargo, however, has meant that the club are currently restricted in being able to move players on, as well as being able to make any further editions at present.
One rumoured deal, which has already been vetoed, was a potential move by Athletic Bilbao for promising young keeper Andrés Céspedes, although whether Valencia would have entertained a deal having already allowed 2 goalkeepers to depart during this transfer window remains to be seen. A potential loan move to continue the development of striker Andrés García has also been shelved for the time being, with Osasuna and Eibar left frustrated as they looked to bring in the 18 year old attacker for the coming season.
The latest takeover talks are set to centre around 2 rival consortiums, looking to relieve ownership from controversial businessman Peter Lim. One, headed by Michel Mallet, have already stated they would look to install a new manager at the helm were they to prove successful, which would be a massive blow to many Valencia fans after enjoying their most successful season in recent times, although there would be some relief that the club could once again find some financial stability under new owners. The second consortium is backed by Swedish businessman Peter Svensson, and his Portuguese colleague Sérgio Vieira de Nóbrega, who is a reported friend of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, hailing from the same city in Madeira. Talks with both parties are set to continue, with Valencia in the meantime restricted to being unable to negotiate any further deals until the conclusion of the talks.Share this: