Bat-men forever: 6 Academy players who have pledged their futures to Valencia

Homegrown players have long been the backbone of successful Valencia teams, from former defensive lynchpin Voro to current captain Jose Gaya. Today, there is a sharper focus on tying down young talent early after the promising Ferran Torres left for around 25 million euros last summer following failed contract negotiations.

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Carlos Soler is Batzine’s Player of the Year

A dreary, draggy and mostly disappointing season has finally come to a close. But stars shine brighter in the darkest nights, and Los Che had a few who provided the sparkle. Time and again, these players hauled the team out of the quagmire with their individual brilliance or top-class leadership. So who are these standout players? Batzine brings you our choice picks this season.

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Transfer deadline day: Valencia strengthen paper-thin squad with triple signing

What a boost. With hours till the transfer window shut, Valencia have unveiled forward Patrick Cutrone, defensive midfielder Christian Oliva and centre-back Ferro, signed on six-month loans from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cagliari and Benfica respectively. The trio will provide some much-needed reinforcements from back to front for Javi Gracia, who has seen his squad battle multiple […]

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“Like big bros”: Two senior players helped Correia in his darkest moments

Thierry Correia was struggling. Home was more than 850km away in Amadora, a 15-minute drive from central Lisbon, Portugal. The 21-year-old had arrived from Portuguese giants Sporting CP in the summer of 2019 for a hefty 12 million euros. But instead of starting every match, he was glued to the bench.

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