Feghouli not bailing on Valencia

Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has voiced his desire to remain at the club, despite their ongoing troubles and the approaching expiration of his contract.

The Algeria international has made over 100 La Liga appearances for Los Che since joining from Grenoble in 2010, earning himself a fine reputation during his time at Mestalla, but his contract is set to run out at the end of the current campaign.

"There have been players renewing before me, so I'm the last one," he told La Gazette du Fennec. "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."

Valencia have been struggling this season, with manager Gary Neville still without a win in nine games ahead of Saturday's clash with Espanyol, leaving the club 14th in the league standings and just four points above the drop zone.

"I didn't lose confidence in the project with the new investors last year," Feghouli added. "In the medium term there are things to do so we can fight with the best.

"[The lack of silverware is] 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."

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