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Victor Sanchez to fight for his Espanyol place

Victor Sanchez to fight for his Espanyol place

Victor Sanchez has said that he will fight for his place in the Espanyol side after being left out before the international break.

The Catalan utility man has been an ever present over the past few seasons for the club, but has found playing time hard to come by and infrequent so far, this season.

Started the season opener, Sanchez was a used substitute in the second league game but did not feature in the fixture before the international break.

Having spent the break, training at the club – Sanchez has now said that he will do everything to prove his worth to the club.

“I am under no illusion, but I am ready to fight,” he is quoted as telling Marca. “I have the same enthusiasm and will do all I can to help the team, whether the coach picks me or not.”

Yansheng will not sell Espanyol

Yansheng arrived in Barcelona and took over the club in January 2016, but his presence has been met with potential sales talks ever since.

Rumours have been heavy across Spain, however, Marca and Mundo Deportivo both claim that the Chinese businessman does not want to sell and his intention of improving the club – still remains.

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It is however, confirmed that Yansheng would welcome other investors, who share his ambitions for the club and the long term future and financial stability.

Yansheng believes that new investors would increase capital and would help the club grow, but he will not remove his status of president.

Marca claim that the club have developed a new strategic plan and believe a target of 2025 for certain aspects to improve is on track.