Friday July 26 2013
Benitez: Zuniga is important

Rafael Benitez has insisted that Juan Zuniga is not for sale, claiming the Colombia international is an 'important player'.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus this summer, but the Spanish tactician has underlined the importance of the wing-back, whilst also commenting on rumours of Jackon Martinez's arrival from Porto.

“Zuniga is an important player for us,” he told reporters. “He is a strong player and has done very well for us in recent years.

“We are working on trying to keep him here, and I would be very happy if he stays

“Martinez? We are evaluating various options to strengthen the squad.

“We have already brought in important players like Higuain.

“I know him very well, and everyone who knows him speaks very highly.

“He scored so many goals for Real Madrid.”