The war for Ricardo Horta does not end there – Sp. Braga

Málaga speaks of broken agreement and progress in the judicial process. Salvador says the extreme is happy


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The market closed, Ricardo Horta remained at Sp. Braga, but, as expected, the controversy did not end. The soap opera will now experience new episodes, since Malaga, emblem which claims to hold 67% of its pass, will file a complaint against the arsenalists for not having accepted Benfica’s proposals. The guarantee was given by José María Muñoz, the Andalusians’ judicial administrator, in a press conference held shortly before Arsenal’s chief António Salvador went public to assure the winger is happy at Braga .

“Malaga has a contract with Sp. Braga since the player’s transfer and that needs to be fulfilled. Malaga didn’t prevent any operation. It’s as simple as if Sp. Braga wanted to sell him to Benfica, they could have him. We have been visited by the player’s representatives. We are gathering information and from there we will act. The contract says very clearly that if an offer comes in and it is not accepted, we have a series of rights”, he pointed out, revealing that the eagles made two proposals and that Sp. Braga never made a formal offer to buy percentages.

On the other hand, António was clear. “To sell, whether it’s Ricardo Horta or another player, there has to be a series of assumptions fulfilled in our understanding and there weren’t any. I’ve never heard a public statement saying that Ricardo would like to play at Benfica. Sp. Braga,” the Arsenalista president told Football Talks.

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On the sidelines of Football Talks, António Salvador confirmed the opinion of Frederico Varandas, who said more competitive football is needed. “That’s what we said. I’m happy when the big clubs realize that you have to watch everything,” he said, believing that the centralization of television rights will be decisive: “It’s is an issue that needs to be debated and analyzed so that we can reach 2025 and have a fairer and more balanced distribution.”

The market closed, Ricardo Horta remained at Sp. Braga, but, as expected, the controversy did not end. The soap opera will now have new episodes, as Málaga, an emblem that claims to hold 67% of its pass, will advance…

by Pedro Morais

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