Casado: ‘TV deal aids Amrabat move’

Malaga chief executive Vicente Casado has praised the new television rights deal due to come into effect in La Liga.

Moreover, says Casado, it will help his club fund the €3.5m transfer of striker Nordin Amrabat, who has been on loan at La Rosaleda this season with the Costa del Sol outfit retaining an option to buy the player from Galatasaray.

“The new deal is historic, fantastic, and gives us incredible breathing space,” he told La Liga’s television channel.

“It’s part of what we need to maintain what we have. What does it mean for Malaga? It means we keep Amrabat at the club so that gives you an idea of what it does. It’s very important.”

Casado believes the adoption of the new agreement, where audio-visual rights will be collectively shared, is a major leap forward for Spanish football and now gives clubs the opportunity to compete with the Premier League.

“We are very happy and we must continue along these lines to compete with the English League.

“I want to thank La Liga, the government, the Spanish sports council, the Football Federation and especially [La Liga President] Javier Tebas, who have all fought hard to make this happen,” he remarked.

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