Valencia bank on youth

Hundreds of passionate Valencia supporters gathering outside the Mestalla stadium last month to welcome the team bus before their King's Cup semi-final second leg against Real Betis. They won 3-2 on aggregate and will play Barcelona in the final in M
Hundreds of passionate Valencia supporters gathering outside the Mestalla stadium last month to welcome the team bus before their King's Cup semi-final second leg against Real Betis. They won 3-2 on aggregate and will play Barcelona in the final in May.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Hundreds of passionate Valencia supporters gathering outside the Mestalla stadium last month to welcome the team bus before their King's Cup semi-final second leg against Real Betis. They won 3-2 on aggregate and will play Barcelona in the final in M
Anil Murthy.

Peter Lim-owned club mark centenary in fine shape on and off the pitch without superstars

They have splashed the cash for the likes of Rodrigo, Alvaro Negredo and Aymen Abdennour in recent years, with varying levels of success on the pitch.

While player transfer fees worldwide are spiralling towards eye-bulging numbers, Spanish LaLiga club Valencia are aiming to keep faith in their youth for future success, as they look back to celebrate their centenary next Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2019, with the headline 'Valencia bank on youth'. Print Edition | Subscribe