Valencia walking a constant financial tightrope

The sale of Yunus Musah marks a concerning trend in Valencia’s transfer window. They will earn around €20m from his transfer, along with Edinson Cavani’s departure, providing some financial flexibility. However, this amount remains insufficient to make significant signings without breaching the Financial Fair Play regulations, per SD.

This is an emerging pattern for Valencia, and many other La Liga teams since the pandemic. Los Che have lost key players like Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Ferran Torres, Rodrigo Moreno and Ezequiel Garay. Those sales brought in over €75m in total. Geoffrey Kondogbia’s transfer to Atlético Madrid also contributed to this situation. 

Last season Valencia finished 16th and narrowly avoided relegation to the Second Division by just two points. The last time the club played in the Second Division was in the 1986-87 campaign. Valencia have brought in a number of players this summer to try and improve on the previous disappointing campaign. They have confirmed the signings of Cenk Özgaçar and Pepelu.

With the financial issues, the club have had to rely on their strong academy and that won’t change this season as they introduce academy graduates Fran Pérez, Alberto Marí, Diego Lopéz and Javi Guerra to the first team. 

Jake Staniland | GSFN

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