Valencia: Doyen co-fund Pabon

Valencia President Amadeo Salvo has confirmed that Dorlan Pabon’s move to the club has been co-funded by the Doyen investment group.

Doyen, who have percentage shares in a number of players across La Liga including names at Sevilla and Getafe, have been named by Los Che’s President this week as the investment group to have helped in their purchase of Pabon.

The club were reported earlier this week as having paid up the former Real Betis striker’s approximate €7m buyout clause to complete his purchase from Mexican side Monterrey.

Whilst it was initially believed that the team needed to offload one of Aly Cissokho and Pablo Piatti first in order to fund the cash deal, reports were that Valencia had instead turned to an investment group.

At a Press conference following a board meeting, Salvo confirmed Doyen’s involvement, funding 50 per cent of the deal and in effect taking half ownership in the striker.

“Pabon will play for Valencia since the club has deposited the amount needed for his contract, of $10m [around €7m],” confirmed the President to reporters, before also explaining the delay in the deal’s official announcement.

“Monterrey have introduced illogical complications to claim a number of taxes in the contract, but these do not really exist.

“It was so that if a club came in before August 20 and deposited $10m then they would let him go without any opposition.

“Yet, now they say that this is $10m net, but that is not stipulated anywhere. We will look to FIFA if necessary to prove us right.

“If Monterrey cannot see reason, FIFA will look at the contract, but then there is the drawback of the matter needing two or three weeks to resolve.

“The investment group? Pabon is a player who is at the limit of what the investment group usually funds, because he is 25, but he is a striker for the future and if they have decided to invest then it is because they too believe so.”

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