Valencia retain Gomes permanently

Valencia have confirmed the permanent signing of Andre Gomes from Benfica on a five-year contract.

The Portuguese midfielder arrived at Mestalla last summer and went on to make 37 appearances as Los Che qualified for the 2015-16 Champions League playoffs courtesy of a fourth-place finish in La Liga.

Consequently, the club have now announced on their official website that the 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal.

“I am very happy to belong completely to the Valencia family,” he told

“I have always been calm about things, because what I wanted was to continue here and it is what the club wanted as well.

“I can only thank the fans and my teammates for making me so happy. Now I hope to repay the confidence placed in me by playing good football and achieving good results.”

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