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Chinese Businessman Eyes Valencia Purchase

  • ESPN FC, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:08 PM

Wang Jianlin, the second-richest man in China, has been linked with a move to buy Valencia after his company sealed a youth development deal with the La Liga club. Wang, a soldier-turned businessman was in Spain recently visiting Valencia, as well as Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, as his company Dalian Wanda Group continues to invest in a program to bring young Chinese players to train and play at La Liga clubs. According to Catalan daily Sport, the billionaire has moved ahead in the race to buy the heavily indebted Mestalla club, and is now the preferred buyer president Amadeo Salvo.

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