Monday August 6 2012
Borja Valero 'believes in Fiorentina'

New Fiorentina buy Borja Valero is impressed with the squad being constructed. “Now it’s up to me to help this group grow.”

The midfielder arrived on a permanent transfer from Villarreal along with Gonzalo Rodriguez, joining other new signings Alberto Aquilani and Matias Fernandez.

“I knew two weeks ago that there was a chance of coming to Florence. I’m happy to be in Italy and didn’t think twice about accepting Fiorentina,” he said in a Press conference today.

“It’s true that with Aquilani and Fernandez we are really starting to form a midfield of great quality. We will do well.

“I am versatile and can take on many different midfield roles, although I do prefer to be more advanced. If I have to express a preference, then I’d say centre-midfield, though I have played on the right and the left.”

Borja Valero was a surprise signing and one of several big stars to come to Florence over the past few days.

“When they presented the Fiorentina project, I was told that big players would arrive and I believed in their plans.

“Now it’s up to me to help this group grow. I hope to do well here.”