Neville slams transfer obsession

Valencia manager Gary Neville says that modern football has become too focused on the transfer market, and he intends to work with his current, rather than add to it.

The Englishman has a tough introduction to management with the Spanish side, who currently sit eighth in the Liga standings and without a win in their last four league games as they prepare to face Getafe at Mestalla on Saturday.

Disappointing performances have lead to rumours that Los Che are set to dip into the January transfer market, but Neville would prefer to focus on the players already at his disposal.

"Obviously in football you always have to be adaptable," he said, quoted by Sky Sports. "You always have to be ready for anything. We get injuries, situations that develop.

"But my point of view, my focus is on the players that are here and getting the players that are injured back because I think when they do come back we have two players for every position.

"I have this big thing in football, this is not just something in the past week; we've become obsessed with who we're going to sign, who we would like to sign, who we do not have.

"It's something that I do not like. I don't like it about modern football at all. Forget Valencia, this could be the Premier League, French League, Bundesliga, La Liga.

"Of course new signings excite, but they can also cause you problems. From my point of view, the biggest focus should be on the players we have got. We should be proud of what we've got, the talent that is in the squad, and make those players the best that they possibly can be."