Valencia CF sporting director Miguel Ángel Corona recently revealed that they received several offers for Mouctar Diakhaby, Thierry Correia and Giorgi Mamardashvili during the last summer market, but decided to reject them in favor of supporting their current squad. This statement comes after a difficult transfer market for the Valencian club, which has led to fans questioning the direction and investment in the team.
Corona explained that while the offers were tempting, they decided to retain these key players as part of their long-term strategy to strengthen the team. “It is important to show confidence in our players and in the project we are building,” he said. “We believe they have great potential and want to continue to rely on them.”
🗣️ CORONA: “Things happen during the market. Offers came for DIAKHABY, MAMARDASHVILI and big money for THIERRY, but we believe that refusing sales is also an opportunity to invest in the squad.”
— Radio Taronja (@RadioTaronja_) September 14, 2023
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These words come at a time of growing frustration among Valencia fans as the club has failed to meet the reinforcement needs identified by coach Rubén Baraja during the summer transfer window. Lack of investment was a recurring theme and owner Peter Lim was criticized for stalling operations and failing to inject capital into the team.
However, Corona defended the club’s position, saying that rejecting the offers was also an opportunity to invest in the squad. “Our priority is long-term success, and sometimes that means making difficult decisions,” he said. “We are committed to building a strong and competitive Valencia.”