Levante resists with De Frutos until the end and adjusts to its market reality

Lthe last hours of Levante market they lived with logical tension in the offices from the Ciutat de València. The club I had done some of the work in early summer, with the additions of Franquesa and Soldier -in addition to the bet on the future Brugui, ceded to Mirandés-. Despite having let out Rochina (Grenade), Doukouré (Leganés) and Tone (Eibar) he had busy in the last hours of August 31 to reduce your squad to 25 players.

His main movements were rescind goalkeeper Koke Vegas, which had a testimonial role since last year with the irruption of Cárdenas, and reach an agreement so that Sergio León left for Valladolid. Finally, he gave the federative discharge to Hernani, that the last course had already been on loan at Al Wehda in Saudi Arabia.

The uprising had budgeted 16 million euros in transfers for this season, but no offer came in that made him even doubt the possibility of letting any of his important players go. After having renewed last season to Roger Martí and Morales and with Bell returning to demonstrate his quality recovered from the injury, almost the only option to enter good money was Jorge de Frutos. The Getafe tried everything, to cover the loss of Cucurella. But it was not an easy operation, nor did it have an easy replacement, since 50% of the player’s economic rights belong to Real Madrid. Ángel Torres tried until the last minute, with an offer close to 13 million euros. But Quico Catalán became strong, taking into account the player’s performance last season, that of his confirmation in First.

The granota club maintains also his philosophy of promoting youth players and ended up enrolling Álex Blesa and Pepelu with the first team. In that, they have Paco López as a great ally. Because he relies more on performance than experience and has a sense of sporting justice that the dressing room respects. Alex Cantero last year was the last exponent.

The granota team has maintained a conservative policy in the last two markets, especially troubled by the rincome reduction derived from pandemic. But has managed to keep his block, settle in First -the difficulties having the penultimate cost of staff were assumed last year- and has quality young players with those you foresee some good future sale as he did in his day with Lerma.

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