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Valencia ‘put entire squad up for sale except Jose Gaya’ as they feel effects of Covid-19 pandemic

Valencia ‘put their entire squad up for sale except Jose Gaya’ as they feel the effects of missing out on European football and Covid-19 pandemic

  • La Liga side Valencia have reportedly made all of their squad available to bidders
  • New coach Javi Gracia could field offers from Premier League clubs for his stars 
  • Leading prospect Ferran Torres moved to Manchester City for £37m on August 4
  • Valencia missed out on the Champions League and have played without crowds

Valencia have alerted Premier League clubs by putting all of their players up for sale in a bid to balance the books, according to reports.

Winger Ferran Torres became the most high-profile player to leave Los Murcelagos when the 20-year-old moved to Manchester City for £37million last week, and other stars are now expected to follow suit.

The Liga side have confirmed that former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has moved to Villarreal in a deal that is expected to also see their rivals snap up Spain international Dani Parejo for a combined total of under £11.5million.

Valencia boss Javi Gracia was only appointed on July 27 but faces a potential exodus of players

New boss Javi Gracia, who was appointed at the end of July, is said by Marca to have been told that any of his players could be sold.

The former Watford coach is reportedly keen not to resist selling potential captain Jose Luis Gaya, although Barcelona have been linked with the centre-back.

Valencia are feeling the effects of lost revenue after playing out the season behind closed doors as Covid-19 gripped Spain.

Bright prospect Ferran Torres has already left the Mestella in a £37m deal with Manchester City

Bright prospect Ferran Torres has already left the Mestella in a £37m deal with Manchester City

They will miss out on the riches of Champions League football for the first time in three years next season after finishing ninth in La Liga courtesy of an underwhelming campaign.

Fans protested against billionaire owner Peter Lim over a perceived lack of investment before former manager Albert Celades was sacked on June 30.

Celades suffered a run of only two wins in 15 matches earlier this year, crashing out of this season’s Champions League at the round of 16 stage with an 8-4 aggregate defeat to Atalanta. 

Defender Jose Luis Gaya (left) is reportedly the solitary player Valencia would prefer not to sell

Defender Jose Luis Gaya (left) is reportedly the solitary player Valencia would prefer not to sell

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