Banega signed with Valencia in January 2008 for 18 million dollars. After a season on loan in Atletico de Madrid, the midfielder is back in Valencia and has become one of the most important centerfielders for Emery.
The Valencia manager praised the game unfolded by the international white and blue. "He’s done a grand job. He’s having a great season", he said, evaluating his team’s victory (0-1) against Málaga.