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Prince of Johor declares interest in buying Valencia: For glory, success and history

The Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail ibni Sultan Ibrahim, has confirmed plans to buy Valencia.

A close friend of current Valencia owner Peter Lim, the 36-year-old posted a series of stories on Instagram, where he explained why he wants to purchase Los Che.

"I am a prince, not a businessman. Money doesn't motivate me; glory and history does. My love for football isn't a secret," the Prince of Johor commented on his Instagram account.

"I'm not new in football. I've created a club [Malaysian Super League club JDTFC] from every year fighting relegation to [becoming] a dominating champion. I've won 16 titles in eight years. We are the biggest in Southeast Asia and one of the biggest in Asia."

The Prince of Johor has also discussed some of the things that he won't be changing at Valencia.

"I want to expand my empire, spread my wings, and go for new challenges," he added.

"I'm not someone who will change your club logo or tradition... I'm here for glory, success and history.

"What does Valencia need? You need someone who knows about football, [is] hungry for success, passionate and understands how big Valencia is as a club."

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