‘Valencia may have to sell’

Jonas Goncalves believes that Valencia may have to sell players in the summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League.

Los Che have recovered ground in the race for a top four finish after a poor start to the season, but currently sit in sixth place, four points behind Real Sociedad.

The club are also in an increasingly unsteady financial position off the field, with a high court currently deciding on whether or not the city council are to be held accountable for an €86m debt that the club’s majority shareholders Fundacio VCF have defaulted payments on to Bankia.

“We are on form and doing things right. If we stay on track then we can achieve something,” reflected Jonas to reporters.

“Taking points at Mestalla will give us the chance of making the Champions League.

“If we do not enter the Champions League then the club will have to sell more players.

“My critics? I have to do my job, I cannot pay attention to those that criticise. I will continue as before.

“What happened in the last match [Jonas swore at home fans when celebrating his goal] does not matter.

“If I get whistled I do not care. I have to do my work on the field to be proud and professional.

“I want to fulfil my contract because I am very happy at Valencia, but if I receive an interesting offer, everything will be considered.”

The No 7 was asked for comment on Manuel Llorente, who resigned after fours years as President just over a week ago.

“I was glad to see him in Barcelona [for the weekend game at Espanyol]. He has always been behind us and supporting us.

“He has been a very professional man and I think he has always worked for the good of Valencia.”

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