Orange Trophy: Valencia 2 Atalanta 1 Valecia Updated Saturday, 6 August 2022 – 23:50The club finalizes the sale of the Portuguese to the Premier as a first step to incorporate the reinforcements that the Italian intends in midfield and attack, where the MaxiSamuel’s departure tries to get around the Atalanta players. MANUEL BRUQUEEFEValencia CF Gattuso’s wand to take away the “fear” of Valencia: more ball, big data and “face” conversations Valencianism has learned to contain emotions, resigned and hoping that each emotional setback is only due to a very good reason, hoping that Genaro Gattuso will build a team that will bring back the pleasant days. The curtain was opened in Mestalla against Atalanta in an Orange Trophy that was bitter before it started. Gonçalo Guedes was going to see him from the stands because the club is finalizing its sale to a Premier League team. He posed in the official photo of the presentation, but his agent, Jorge Mendes, has been trying to find a place for him for days and everything indicates that he will take flight shortly. This was confirmed by Gattuso himself after the match. “The sports director called me this afternoon to tell me that an English club has already made an offer and it’s a lot of money. That’s it. We have to accept it to improve the team,” said the coach. Not knowing that the sale of the Portuguese is an imperative need for the finances of an impoverished club, his particular lever, affects less. He has been the most differential footballer of the last year and the top scorer in the League together with Carlos Soler, without taking penalties. His shadow is very long in a team that also intends to get rid of Maxi Gómez, (in talks with Fenerbahçe) or loan Marcos André to make room for Keita Baldé. Hugo Duro wanted to reaffirm his position by scoring the first two goals of the season at Mestalla. The first, after a change of game from Guillamón to Gayà’s career in the band that served him the pass that the Madrilenian sent with a heel to the back of the Atalanta net. The second, after Ederson’s equalizer for the Italians, heading in a cross from Foulquier. Without losing sight of the warm friendly and the facilities offered by Gasperini’s cheerful teams against an overmotivated opponent, Gattuso showed what life can be like without Guedes. And not so many clouds are perceived. The two newcomers, Castillejo and Lino, threatened from the sidelines, looking for area and association with Hugo Duro. The Brazilian was denied the goal, but he made it clear that the left winger has an owner… at least for now. And it is that the departure of Guedes can activate the return of Bryan Gil to Valencia through a new transfer that the Cadiz sees with good eyes. The activation of sales returns the gaze to Gayà and, above all, to Carlos Soler. Gattuso continues to sigh for midfielders of all kinds, which makes the Valencians tremble for the exit if the market is activated and offers arrive that have not yet appeared. Although the winger seems closer to staying, he fears for the continuity of Soler, reliable along with Yunus and Guillamón, in the 25 days left on the market. The stands, which responded at half throttle in this premiere, cross their fingers and the coach, too. “They are an example in the locker room, because of how they train, talk in the locker room and play. It is easy to train these types of players. They are the strength of our locker room,” he clarified. What the Italian hopes is that reinforcements arrive. “I have no promises, but the club knows very well that we have to complete the team. I’m not talking about positions, but we’re going to sign two or three players. We have to sign a pivot, a defender, a striker, that’s a question of money.” he assured. The one he sees far away is Arthur Melo. “He has a prohibitive salary. He is a very big player, but we don’t have financial possibilities,” he admitted. Gattuso will have to settle for the club’s financial possibilities, but for now he is happy with the team’s performance. “The team is incredible, they are playing very different football and it is not easy. But they are doing very good things, they have understood everything we want in just three months.”According to The Trust Project criteriaLearn more
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