VALENCIA NEWS

Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid’s trip to the Mestalla will be ‘very tough’ but that it’s ‘just another three points, nothing more” should they win.
Valencia winger Nani is excited at the prospect of facing Real Madrid this week and believes occasions like this should be ‘savoured’ by the players.
Valencia winger Nani believes the club should not focus on any targets this season other than avoiding relegation from La Liga.
Valencia recorded a vital 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao to move away from the relegation zone and restore confidence ahead of hosting Real Madrid.
Sunday gets under way with Real Sociedad and Villarreal locking horns in a huge game for European qualification, before struggling Valencia host Athletic Bilbao.
Valencia captain Dani Parejo has revealed he rejected the option to leave the club last month despite being linked with a move to Sevilla.
Former Valencia and Argentina captain Roberto Ayala believes Pep Guardiola’s style of play at Barcelona has ‘damaged football’ despite that side’s success.
Valencia forward Santi Mina is set to miss between three and four weeks of action after damaging ligaments in his left knee.
La Liga Week 22 began in style as Asier Illarramendi’s rocket took Real Sociedad past Espanyol and Aritz Aduriz was Athletic Bilbao’s saviour.
Enzo Perez’s future has marred Valencia’s preparations for their match against Real Betis as his father claims he “is dying to play for River Plate”.
Mario Kempes has reaffirmed his support for Valencia despite the club’s decision not to renew his contract as an international ambassador of the club.
Real Madrid’s trip to Valencia has been confirmed as taking place on February 22, with kick-off at 18:45 local time.
Eliaquim Mangala slammed his Valencia teammates for showing no fight or aggression after their 4-0 capitulation at home to Eibar on Saturday.
Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana will reportedly make their home debuts for Valencia on Saturday against Eibar.
Fabian Orellana has revealed Valencia were the only club he wanted to join after leaving Celta Vigo at the end of the January transfer window.
Argentinean Fede Cartabia has joined Portuguese side Braga on loan for the rest of the season before joining Deportivo La Coruna on a five-year deal.
Valencia have signed Celta Vigo winger Fabian Orellana on a two-and-a-half year deal after the Chilean's fall-out with Celta boss Eduardo Berizzo.
Valencia winger Nani could be set to leave the club on a shock deadline day move to Premier League strugglers Hull City, according to reports.
Manchester City have reached an agreement with Valencia for the transfer of striker Nabil Touaizi, according to reports in Spain.
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien repeated the old adage ‘there is no place like home’ ahead of Jese returning to his boyhood club from Paris Saint-Germain.
Voro may hand on-loan Simone Zaza his first start at Valencia in Monday night’s La Liga away match at Las Palmas.
Valencia are keen on signing Celta Vigo winger Fabian Orellana, although the two clubs are still a long way from an agreement, say reports in Spain.
Lazio captain Lucas Biglia could be set for a move to Spain after rejecting a contract extension at the Serie A side, say reports.
Real Madrid's return to winning ways on Saturday will dominate media attention in Spain, but plenty of other headlines were made elsewhere.
Valencia Coach Salvador Gonzalez wants midfielder Dani Parejo to remain at the club, adding he would be hard to replace.
Valencia wanted to sign Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan earlier this month, and even proposed a swap deal with Dani Parejo to the Italian giants, say reports.
Louis Van Gaal has dismissed reports that he has retired from football and revealed he rejected the chance to manage Valencia after Cesare Prandelli.
New Valencia striker Simone Zaza has confirmed he wants to sign for the club on a deal beyond the current season as he hopes to get his career back on track.
Valencia manager Voro Gonzalez praised the personality and determination his side showed as they won their first La Liga match since October.
Valencia boss Voro Gonzalez believes Simone Zaza is “a proven striker”, who has the “character” to help the club put pay to their slump.
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