Gracia: All player sales hurt

Javi Gracia admits Malaga have been hurt by some of the player sales but accepts sometimes the club has to make sacrifices.

Gracia, as well as discussing his situation at the club in detail, spoke in an interview about the likes of Sergi Darder and Nordin Amrabat, who have left La Rosaleda in recent transfer windows.

“I regret all the departures. It hurts me but it’s nothing personal, I always have to think of the team’s situation,” he said, AS reports.

“I try to be sympathetic to the situation. Personally, I would like all the players to stay with me throughout the entire project.

“Amrabat is a phenomenon. It’s good when you have a lad whose heart is so big it doesn’t fit in his chest. He’s exceptional.

“I regret his departure because he was a very important player for us. Personally and professionally I wish him well in the future.”

Malaga have made additions in January as well, with Gracia welcoming those as well as a possible move for Barcelona’s Sandro Ramirez.

“He’s at Barca and has a contract and I don’t know the situation,” he said regarding Sandro.

“It’s good for Malaga to incorporate a player from Barca or Real Madrid. Anyone on those teams might be good.

“The winter market isn’t easy. The addition of Chory Castro is a success. Christian Atsu comes from another League and a spell where he hasn’t played. I trust his qualities, and he has a lot of them.

“Cifu is from the Segunda. He was an option the technical secretary put on the table. I think he’s a good choice for the present and the future.

“I don’t want to say what we lack. Everything in the market is open and there is the possibility of exits and arrivals.”

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