Dani Parejo eager for Valencia stay


Share this story

Valencia captain Dani Parejo insists he is not looking to leave the club this summer amid reported interest from La Liga champions Barcelona.

Spain international Parejo arrived at the Mestalla in 2011 from Getafe and has been a regular first-team fixture, making 211 La Liga appearances and scoring 37 goals.

The 29-year-old has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over recent seasons and there have been a number of reports linking him with a move away from Los Che this summer.

Spanish champions Barcelona have been credited with an interest as head coach Ernesto Valverde looks to replace Andres Iniesta and Paulinho, with the duo leaving for Vissel Kobe and Guangzhou Evergrande respectively.

It is thought an offer around the 20-25million euros mark would be required to sign the midfielder and the Catalans are believed to be willing to fork out that money to close out the deal.

However, Barca, who are 1.75 favourites to retain their league title in 2018-19, look like they will have to turn their attention elsewhere after Parejo reaffirmed his commitment to Valencia.

“This is my eighth season at the club and I want to continue here,” he told Marca.

“All players would be honoured to play for a club like Valencia and I am happy here, I want to stay.”

Valencia, who were in contention to win La Liga in the first half of last season, are 101.00 to win the title, while European champions Real Madrid are priced at 2.40.

Leave a comment