25-01-2012 -- The former Rosario player joined the club in January 2008, when Los Che trailed in the bottom half of La Liga under Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman. He has become an important first team player over the years, despite his off field antics.
Valencia reached an agreement with Ever Banega to extend his contract with the club until June 30, 2015. The Argentine’s previous contract was set to expire in 2013, but now he has pledged his stay for two more years.
While talking to Valencia’s official website, an ecstatic Banega stated that he is happy to extend his contract with the team of his choice.
"Very happy to extend my contract with Valencia. I hope to keep adding to this team, more and more".
For his part, Valencia CF president, Manuel Llorente, praised Banega as he acknowledged his sporting talent. He commented that the Argentinean is one of the better players in La Liga who has improved over the years.
"He is one of the great talents in the Spanish League. He's a young player who is growing and maturing every day and we are convinced that in the future he will be a more important player for Valencia. "
Valencia took a good start to the 2011/12 season, despite their failings in UEFA Champions League. However, their return in La Liga has been phenomenal as they follow Real Madrid and Barcelona in the league rankings.
The Mestalla-based club has managed to accumulate 34 points from their 18 Primera Division outings. They are currently at the third place, behind Barcelona by 7 points. They have stabilized themselves in the European qualifying slot with a 4 point advantage over Levante.
Valencia’s inauspicious start to the year 2012 has been inauspicious, with luck favouring their opponents. Unai Emery’s men have drawn one and lost one in their first two league matches of the season.
In their next competitive match, Els Taronja welcome Levante to the Mestalla for their Copa del Rey quarterfinal’s first leg.