‘Valencia want to keep Gomes’

Pako Ayestaran confirms Valencia’s desire to keep Juventus target Andre Gomes but ‘it’s another thing if we can.’

Ayestaran was speaking to AS and after touching on the disappointment felt by sections of Los Che’s support over his appointment, was asked about summer transfers.

“The club knows my preference. Andre is a player who interests us and the goal is to keep him. It’s another thing if we can,” Ayestaran admitted, then considering Alvaro Negredo and Dani Parejo.

“I’m happy with how [Negredo has] tried. Parejo? He has the quality and fits the style I want to implement. He’s perfect for a team proactive with the ball and that’s what I want. I want new signings with values, and quality. A high capacity for work, humility, respect, professionalism…the first thing you need to make a good team is good people.

“Veterans? I’d say maturity. Xabi Alonso was a veteran at 21. Obviously it’s not easy to find that. Who leaves will determine who comes. We’ll see who goes and how many vacancies there are. It will be a long summer.”

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