Noises coming out of Malaga CF following its annual shareholders' meeting are that the long-awaited Academy project will still go ahead despite doubts over the impending deadline imposed by Malaga city hall.
A note published after the meeting explained that the first phase of construction would begin in January, complying with the deadlines stated. This is despite the club not having chosen a construction company to carry out the job.
The club, which posted a healthy state of finances including a 10.7-million-euro surplus generated by the sales of Pablo Fornals, Sandro Ramírez and Ignacio Camacho, declared the 4.5 million euros from the sale of land at El Viso as well as the seven-million-euro budget put aside for phase one of construction.
The new complex, which will be located in the Arraijanal area of Malaga, close to the airport, will boast four pitches - two grass and two artificial- as well as various complementary facilities. The fourth pitch, an addition made before the summer, has contributed to the increase in projected costs.
The construction of the Academy, which has been in the pipeline for seven years, will, if this statement is to be believed, get under way imminently but many fans will be waiting to see it before they believe it.