Gago denies Valencia exit

Fernando Gago has denied ever wanting to leave Valencia and has rejected claims of having spoken with Boca Juniors.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Mestalla after just six months, with Boca recently claiming to have made an offer for him.

“I’m very calm. I have always said that I respect the club that I am at and I have never said that I wanted to go, I did not tell the President or the Coach or [sporting director] Braulio [Vazquez] that,” the Argentine told Valencia’s official television station.

“Much has been invented, but I am at peace here. Valencia has said nothing to me about having had an offer for me.

“I have not spoken to anyone, but if there are clubs that are interested in me then I am happy, because it means that I am doing things right.

“Today my mind is set here and on my attempts to recover from my injury. If each player has to make clear on everything then we would spend all our time talking to the Press.

“Plenty remains in the air, but I am calm, I am trying to help the team. Whatever has been said has not matched with what I have done.”

Gago was rumoured to be looking to leave the club based on their decision to sack Mauricio Pellegrino in December, a Coach who Gago was understood to have had a close working relationship with.

“I just have to try and do my best with the Coach that is here [now Ernesto Valverde]. I did not have a relationship with the previous Coach nor do I pretend to have one with this one.

“I’m just a player, I try to do my best for the team and if the Coach went then it was because the players did poorly.

“Now we must adapt to what the current Coach wants.”

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