Feghouli ‘wants Valencia stay’

Sofiane Feghouli wants to extend his Valencia contract but ‘details’ haven’t been agreed, and he is thankful for the fans’ support.

Feghouli’s deal at Mestalla ends this summer and he insisted he wants to extend his stay, but isn’t necessarily in a rush to agree terms even as the fans ask him to settle the matter.

“It’s good to know I have their support. It takes time, for the simple and valid reason that both sides are looking for the deal,” he explained in an interview with La Gazette du Fennec, picked up by Super Deporte.

“There have been players renewing before me, so I’m the last one. I want to extend my adventure with Valencia, I’m happy here and in this League and I love the city and the fans.

“There are details as to why the club and my representatives haven’t reached agreement. I’m positive and patient, but both parties have to be happy. There’s no reason to break apart.

“I’m at a top club. There aren’t many bigger. I see myself here for the long-term. The grass isn’t always greener elsewhere.

“I’m not uneasy about my future. I know my qualities, my potential, and what I’m capable of. I know the club wants me and I want to stay. That’s the most important. There’s no reason to be nervous.”

Feghouli admitted, however, that the club’s lack of trophies in his time there is a problem, and something he wants to correct.

“It’s my biggest frustration. My ambition is to win trophies. We were in the Europa League semi-final in 2014, a fingertip away from the Final,” he recalled.

“I didn’t lose confidence in the project with the new investors last year. In the medium term there are things to do so we can fight with the best.”

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