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Valencia’s Rodrigo distances himself from rumours of departure from club



Las Rozas (Spain), May 30: Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno on Wednesday told the press his intention was to stay at the football club for the coming season, thus playing down rumours ahead of the FIFA World Cup that other teams would be interested in signing the Brazil-born Spaniard.

Rodrigo spoke to the press at the Soccer City training facility in Las Rozas near Madrid, where the Spanish national team was carrying out drills ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reports Efe. 

"My idea is to stay at Valencia. We had a huge season after several difficult years and now we have a huge challenge with the Champions League in the coming year," said the 27-year-old who plays as either an attacking winger or a striker. 

"I feel like an important player, I'm happy there. They have been asking me about my future for months but I have always stood by my point," he added. 

There was speculation in the Spanish press that Atletico Madrid was mulling over an offer for the Spanish international. 

Distancing himself from these rumours, Rodrigo said the Spanish team was now focusing fully on the World Cup. 

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