The season is coming to an end and Belenenses SAD faces the fate they have been trying to avoid since the start of the season: relegation. The situation between Belenenses SAD and CF Os Belenenses is common knowledge, but it is not, at least for now, the main problem that the club which until then has been fighting in the Primeira Liga will have to face in the coming months. , in the weeks to come and until the next few days.
The financial situation of Belenenses SAD was already far from being the best in the Liga Portugal Bwin and the relegation from the division forces everything surrounding the club to be reformulated. Effective budget and salary, yes, but not only. The next season promises to be a radical change for Belenenses SAD and these changes will not only come through the main team.
According to zerozero, Belenenses SAD is about to pack up (which has happened in recent years) and leave Jamor for good. Best wishes for “good luck” to Casa Pia, who will face similar difficulties next season, at the National Stadium. as we already had Advanced In due course, the future of Belenenses SAD will pass through Malveira, but this future will not only mean a change of venue.
First step: budget cuts
Before taking the first steps of the 2022/23 season, with the objective of raising the division already in the minds of the leaders, Belenenses SAD is preparing to make budget cuts, sales and then organize the finances to know what we are about. can count. in next season.
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For this, the departure of Afonso Sousa (read here) is as fundamental as it is insufficient. Louis Felipe, yaya sithole and Alisson Safira are the other names put on the market by Belenenses SAD, which seeks to make an adjustment that allows it to fulfill its commitments, while forming a team to compete in League II.
Part of this team will be made up of players from the current under 23 teamwhich in all likelihood will be extinguished at the end of the season, and guided by Franclim Carvalho, which will continue next season. The costs of the U23 team (around one million euros) have weighed on the budget of Belenenses SAD, who, on the other hand, will save a significant part when they leave the Estádio Nacional do Jamor. The second step follows.
Second stop: Malveira
Nothing is closed yet, but sources from Belenenses SAD and the president of Atlético da Malveira himself, Nélson Alves, revealed to the zerozero that the talks for Belenenses SAD to move to Malveira began three months ago and have come to fruition.
After do not switch to Grandola technical details – it is compulsory to have an alternative stadium prepared for the Primeira Liga at a maximum of 100 km from the main stadium, which did not happen in Grândola (Bonfim was the closest stadium, 102 km away) -, the alternative was Malveira, for several reasons.
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The area (municipality of Mafra, borough of Lisbon) was decisive, firstly because of the greater ease in convincing players to play near the Portuguese capital, which was not done so easily in Grândola, but not only. The fact that Atlético da Malveira have youth teams proved decisive for Belenenses SAD and Atlético da Malveira to reach an agreement which is close to being sealed, but which could still undergo changes.
In addition to Stadiumwhere Belenenses SAD will play, as long as they can pay for the necessary works, including lighting, with an estimated cost between 200 and 300 thousand euros, there could be some kind of merger between Belenenses SAD and Atlético da Malveira.
Stage 3: Close to merging
The situation was reported by the newspaper Record It’s the zerozero is able to confirm that there is an agreement on the table between Belenenses SAD and Atlético da Malveira.
To be clear: what happened to Sintra Football when it was created with Estrela will not happen to Atlético da Malveira. In order to compete in the professional leagues, the clubs need training teams and it is for this purpose that Belenenses SAD will establish a collaboration agreement with Atlético da Malveira, which will officially have the training teams as representatives of Belenenses S.A.D.
For this, it is not necessary to change the name of the club. For the moment, this is not a scenario on the table, even if it is not completely ruled out. However, Atlético da Malveira will receive consideration for the deal with Belenenses SAD.
If the two clubs carry out this “merger”, Atlético da Malveira will become the holder of a percentage of the share capital of SAD da Belenenses SAD, which, on the other hand, will use the facilities and training teams of the Atletico de Malveira. At zerozerothe president of Atlético da Malveira has not confirmed the existence of a merger agreement with Belenenses SAD.