Valencia, Meriton and the transfer frenzy

If all goes to plan the last few days of the window, Valencia will have sent back from loan, released, loaned out or sold 28 out of 35 players with official playing time last season and with that changed the very foundations of the the team. At the same time the club has been immersed in the Peter Lim takeover negotiations. The aim of this article is to explain how Valencia have been able to strengthen the team, and why they have had to settle for relatively affordable options and loan deals. Already in January we saw clear signs that …

CheNews 08.08.2014

#CheNews #VCFNordic #Sale Julio Insa yesterday evening claimed that Meriton and possibly Amadeo Salvo were having a crisis meeting. No other sources have confirmed this, but rather assure that the progress is slow but steady and that they do expect a deal to be in place before next Friday. The issue seems to be around guarantees. Bankia had previously accepted Peter Lim’s personal guarantees along with the clubs assets, which would include real estate. The bank however now asks for available liquid assets – all that is easily converted to cash. Previously there have also been hints that Bankia would …

CheNews 07.08.2014

#CheNews #VCFNordic #Sale Nothing new… #Transfers Mustafi: Late last night Valencia finally confirmed the German “weltmeister” had signed for the club on a 5-year deal. The price is said to be between 8 and 9 million euros depending on variables and the player will make 1,3 million euros per year. Mustafi is the 4th German to play for the club after Hildebrand, Quique Medina and Rainer Bonhof. Curro Torres was actually also born in Germany but was Spanish of nationality. Akapo: The right back from Numancia yesterday signed for Valencia for the next three years and will mainly play for Mestalla. He …

CheNews 06.08.2014

#Chenews #vcfnordic #Sale According to Plaza Deportiva there is common understanding between the parties that their only option is to agree, preferably before the 15th of August when Meriton’s exclusivity runs out. Lim’s lawyers based out of Madrid continue to negotiate with Bankia and are said to make progress. The site cites sources in Bankia that they know the only solution is Meriton and affirm that they are not working on other options. This is a returning topic along with claims that Bankia already sold Valencia’s debt to Cerberus. #Transfers Mustafi: The Albanian born German national team player edges closer …

CheNews 05.08.2014

#Chenews #VcfNordic #Sale Meriton and Bankia continue without reaching an agreement between the parties over Valencia’s debt. Yesterday Mertion’s representatives returned to Singapore, awaiting a move from the bank. With the d-day of August 15th looming not so far away, one would think a bank would be more than eager to close a deal the club by itself would have no means of repaying. 15th of August is the day where Meriton’s exclusivity in negotiating with the bank expires. Once the sale is completed, Peter Lim’s representative in Valencia will be Mr. Kim Huat Koh, the magnate’s right hand. Koh …

Transfer madness?

What happened at Valencia the last two days of the transfer window may have looked like total madness to its fans and other football followers alike. How can you make that many changes to the squad in the middle of the season? How could you sell Sergio Canales? And Ever Banega? Wasn’t Dorlan Pabón deserving another chance? Sitting on the phone and following twitter, I envisioned Rufete as a sort of football’s Billy Beane (Portrayed by Brad Pitt in Moneyball). After realizing something had to be done to follow through on his ideas, Beane started trading players based on their …