Valencia's Amadeo Salvo Highlights Investing In Youth Programs As Key To Turnaround
La Liga Valencia Athletic VP Amadeo Salvo outlined his "Gloval" project for the future of the club, which he hopes to make "respected in the world," according to Javier Pérez of EL PAIS. For Salvo, the club should have a mindset of a "championship mentality," and he particularly wants to influence the team's young talent. Salvo: "Two or three players every year have to play on the first team. The young talent of Valencia has to be one of the three best in the world. For this, we have to have first-level sports facilities. At the moment, we have the worst in the Valencian Community." The "theme of grassroots football was the longest part of Salvo's address, and he used Real Sociedad as an example." Salvo said that in two years they have gone from €2.5-€4.5M ($3.2M-$5.8M) invested in young talent and here are the current results. Salvo "proposed to strengthen the club's school" by going from €4-€9M ($5.2M-$11.6M) in annual allocation (EL PAIS, 5/20).