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Guaita extends Valencia contract

Valencia CF's 24-year-old goalkeeper Vicente Guaita described it as "the most wonderful thing in the world" after signing a new contract that should keep him at Mestalla until June 2015.

Guaita has extended his stay at Valencia until June 2015
Guaita has extended his stay at Valencia until June 2015 ©Getty Images

Valencia CF's Vicente Guaita has signed a three-year contract extension, terms intended to keep the 24-year-old goalkeeper at Mestalla until June 2015.

Guaita, whose previous deal was due to expire next summer, made a big impression when he was called into the Valencia team last November after injuries to César Sánchez and Miguel Ángel Moyà. After a notable performance in his side's 1-1 draw at Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the Valencia-born keeper kept his place and went on to make 28 appearances in all competitions as the Blanquinegros finished third in the Liga.

"Without work and a lot of humility you won't achieve anything in life," Guaita told children at his former school in the town of Torrent, near Valencia. "I started out with this team when I was 13. I was your age and looked at Valencia as something really big. If you always have hope, make a huge effort and listen to your parents then little by little you start to achieve things. It's the most wonderful thing in the world being the goalkeeper of my home-town side."

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