Valero wants to end career at Fiorentina

Borja Valero has indicated his willingness to end his career with Serie A outfit Fiorentina, despite reportedly garnering interest from AC Milan and AS Roma.

The 31-year-old joined Paulo Sousa's side in 2012 and has made 176 appearances, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further 35 since his arrival from Villareal.

Despite being flattered by reports of interest from the two Serie A giants – Valero maintains he'd like to finish his career with Fiorentina.

"During the summer I read about the interest of Milan and also of Roma," he told Gianlucadimarzio. 

"They are rumours that are flattering, it shows I have done something good.

"But I told my agent that my first thought was to stay in Florence. That was my wish and that is what has happened.

"I want to finish my career with the Viola shirt. There will be time to talk about it [the renewal]."

The midfielder also discussed Milan coach Vincenzo Montella, whilst conceding that it would be difficult to stop Juventus from clinching their second consecutive Scudetto.

"Vincenzo loves a style of football made up of quality and the desire to attack," he added. "They are ideas that win you over.

"Juventus, who were already very strong, bought Napoli’s and Roma’s best players, the two other best teams in the League.

"So, on paper, it seems a given what will happen. But football is not about maths.

"I don’t like making predictions. I want to see the Fiorentina from the first five months of last season back on the pitch."