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Valencia CF: El Aumento De Los Valencianos

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Started on 15 November 2014 by Tallery
Latest Reply on 7 June 2015 by pompeyblue

Sabella Reshuffles Squad Numbers

Today, Valencia have announced the reshuffle of squad numbers for the upcoming campaign. Many of the players have seen the numbers that they wear change compared to the previous seasons. However, this has angered many fans that have purchased this seasons jersey’s already. Several fans wrote on Twitter about their fury at the changes.

The changes include captain Dani Parejo taking the number eight shirt, changing from ten, who is now worn by Paco Alcácer. The number eight shirt also had a previous owner, in the shape of Feghouli, who now wears the number seven shirt, taking it from Álvaro Negredo, who is still out with a broken foot, which he sustained while at Manchester City last season. Negredo will now wear the number nine shirt, taking that from Alcácer.

Other high profile switches include José Gayá’s switch from number thirty-one to three, signalling that he will be Sabella’s number one left back, as he was during preseason, playing all five games and impressing the Argentine with mature performances, despite being 19. The number three shirt was previously by Portuguese Rúben Vezo, who did not make a single appearance during the preseason campaign.

New signing Gudelj, who joined from PSV Eindhoven during this window will wear the number six shirt, which was previously worn by Argentine centre back Lucas Orban, who has moved to the number five shirt. German World Cup winner and new signing Mustafi has taken the number four shirt, which was previously assigned to no one.

Summer signing Nicolás Otamendi has been assigned number sixteen, having previously not been given a number. Loan player Rodrigo has been given the number eleven shirt, which previously belonged to Argentine Pablo Piatti, who has not had a new number assigned and left out of the squad for this seasons league campaign, hinting a move could be on the cards for the winger after a less than impressive preseason.

However, some players have had their numbers stay the same. 20 year old Rodrigo De Paul has retained his number twenty shirt, while Diego Alves has kept his number one shirt, showing that Sabella has full trust in the man between the sticks. Yeol has also kept his squad number, donning the number thirteen shirt for the coming season.

Here are the squad numbers in full:

Loving that graphic, and that you can put so much detail into such a small matter, great work :)
I want a refund on my Rodrigo shirt please, Thanks :p
Fantastic graphic and update, although that's what I expect from someone as talented as you. :)
@Jack - thank you
@Denzy - please contact the Valencia Marketing team on the club website :P
@Alex - Awwww, you are so kind
loving the graphic.
Very good and detailed update!
@mo & @jonte - Thanks!
Can't believe you change the kits after fans started buying them, that's just scummy!

Parejo wants to move

Valencia captain and midfielder has reportedly taken keen interest in a move to Inter Milan. The Valencian servant has reportedly asked new boss Alejandro Sabella to take notice of a bid, if one is made.

However, Sabella in his most recent press conference, he shot down the rumours and the chance of his captain leaving the club.

“The rumours are all made up, and my player is deluded to think that they are true. They were made up my MARCA, a really reliable source. I will not let Dani leave, no way. I need him, and whatever he says to you or me, I will not let him go. He will help me achieve my goals, to reach the Champions League. He wants to go for European football, and why, when he can achieve it here. He is showing disrespecting me, the club and most of all. I can pretty much guarantee he will not be captain after this, but he will not be leaving.”

Dani Parejo joined Valencia in 2011, but started his career with Real Madrid, and made thirty-seven appearances for the Real Madrid B team, and made five appearances for the first team during a single season, before leaving to play for Queens Park Rangers on loan, where he made fourteen league appearances.

He then left Madrid and moved to Getafe, as part of an exchange for Esteban Granero who also went on to play for QPR. For Getafe, he scored against his former side, beating Iker Casillas – but could not prevent a four-two defeat. He went on to make sixty-four appearances for the club, and scored eight goals in three years.

He then joined the club he is asking to leave in 2011, for a fee of £4,755,757.81m. He made his debut in a one-one draw with Mallorca. However, he lost his position to Sergio Canales, but still managed to bounce back, making eighty-three league appearances and netting eight goals, before turning his head to Italy.

Parejo himself as announced his intention to leave to the press earlier today, slamming Sabella.

“Inter Milan is almost a dream move, it is such a huge club in not only Italy, but worldwide. I want to help them return to where they were under Mourinho, the top of the world. They have lots of big players and I want to make my name there. Whether Alejandro wants me to stay is not something I am listening to, I am a strong willed player and I feel that I can make my own decisions, and I don’t need to listen to him, and I do not care if I am removed as captain, it will just end badly for him [Sabella].”

The next chapter of this scenario is unpredictable, and something that the club really could do without, and it will remain to be seen whether he will play in the first game of Valencia’s current campaign, against Elche, or whether someone like André Gomes will take his place, moving the captain’s duties to goalkeeper Diego Alves.

The current candidates to replace Parejo for captain are Diego Alves, who is vice-captain, and Sofiane Feghouli, who could provide a good option for Sabella to lead the team.
Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft, who needs Parejo?
@Neal - Sorry, I will offer a full refund :p
@Alexis - I do
Sell him for the big dolla!
Sell him and bring Luciano Vietto, you will not regret. BTW nice story.
@Justice - maybe
@MisterLister - Thanks, and you will have to wait and see

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