Angel rules out Real departure

Jose Angel has reflected that whilst he did consider leaving Real Sociedad this month, the club have told him he is valuable to them.

The promising full-back is midway through a season-long loan from Roma, but was linked through January with a move elsewhere, for his lack of playing time so far this term.

However, despite admitting that there was interest – rumoured to be from Getafe – the 23-year-old has confirmed he is staying at Anoeta.

“Let me be clear that I never said I wanted to leave La Real,” the full-back told Mundo Deportivo in an interview published today.

“Yes, there was interest from a team, but there was no agreement and I am delighted to be here. Without playing much it was natural to consider a change in scenery.

“Every player wants to play and if they do not, then none of them would be happy and yes I had doubts.

“But I do not decide, the club have made their choice and they believe I am valuable to them. I will try to improve in training and help as much as I can.

“I never came close to leaving, I’m happy to stay.”

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