Weligton: Malaga players calm

Malaga defender Weligton says the players are relaxed despite owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani’s decision to put the club up for sale.

The 32-year-old was speaking on arrival at Malaga airport after a gruelling 24-hour trip back from Los Blanquiazules’ pre-season tour to South America.

“We are obviously concerned about the club’s future and whether the Sheikh will continue or others will come in.

“There is a lot of uncertainty, but the players are relaxed and we are worrying more about the qualifying rounds for the Champions League,” admitted Weligton to assembled reporters.

However, the Brazilian did concede that the fact the team have been so far away from events on the Costa del Sol was a source of discomfort.

“It has been hard on the players with what is happening, but if there is a change then we hope it is for the better and the new owners will continue with this fantastic project.

“We have been watching the news online but hope to get more information now we are back.”

Teammate Jose Salomon Rondon, meanwhile, was more to the point.

“What if we are worried? Let’s see what happens. It’s an issue for the board. Rumours of a sale? We’ll ignore them and wait and see what happens,” commented the Venezuelan striker.

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