Gunpoint robbery at Rayo Vallecano’s training centre heightens tension at club

One of Rayo Vallecano’s scouting team was robbed at gunpoint at the club’s training ground this week, adding to the state of tension surrounding the President’s management of the club.

As El Confidencial report, Rayo midfielder Jose Maria Movilla requested last month that the club introduce better security for its players and staff, at least during training sessions, at the club’s relatively new training complex, the Ciudad Deportiva.

He then tweeted on Tuesday of the incident involving an unnamed colleague at the club: “At gunpoint they stole my friend’s car,” by which one of the club’s scouts – responsible for among other things watching upcoming opponents – had a gun held to his head as thieves made off with his car and all his personal belongings he had on him.

The club have been training at their new complex for a year, and in a summer of financial difficulty – that included the players taking brief strike action before negotiating payment strategies with the latest President – now face the cost of increasing security.

Midfielder Movilla has previously been vocal of his criticism of President Raul Martin Presa, claiming recently: “The President is not telling the truth because after renegotiating [players’ contracts] he says there are irregularities in contracts, I do not know what these are. We are tired and just want to enjoy the Primera Division.”

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