Marcelino ‘sure’ on 4 more signings

Marcelino Garcia Toral is ‘absolutely sure’ Valencia will sign four more players before the end of August but there will be more departures.

Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and Fabian Orellana were all included in the squad for Friday’s La Liga opener against Las Palmas despite being strongly linked to Spartak Moscow, Inter and Fenerbahce respectively.

“I am absolutely sure that there will be four players,” Marcelino told a press conference before his side face Las Palmas on Friday.

“I can say it once or a thousand times but that is the situation – we may not have a competitive team for two games but we will have a full side for the following 36.

“Garay is not a problem for the group, he is an excellent professional and is happy here – he has a good attitude so I had no doubts selecting him.

“Cancelo is on the list because he is available, it is simple as that. We would not select him if he were not available.

“I do not know about their futures after this match but both defenders will be available for Las Palmas.

“Orellana is on the list but we both know the situation and whether he leaves or not, we can see his situation.”

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