Negredo: We’ll take Valencia where it deserves to be
Álvaro Negredo arrived at the Mestalla amidst a carnival atmosphere, as over 14,000 fans turned out to welcome the striker to Valencia, with him promising to help the team relive their glory days.
He’s yet to kick a ball for them in anger, but there was no holding back the delight amongst Valencia fans, as more than 14,000 of them flocked to the Mestalla on Tuesday night, to welcome Álvaro Negredo to the club.
The official presentation took place on the pitch and to commence proceedings, club president Amadeo Salvo took to the specially erected stage, deeply satisfied at the arrival of Negredo and congratulating the technical team at Valencia, for all their hard work during the summer.
“I want to offer my thanks to Álvaro Negredo for betting on this club, for his enthusiasm. Thanks also to his family, who have done so much to convey the valencianismo sentiment to him. I must also offer a special thank you to the figure of an extraordinary person; Mr. Peter Lim, who has managed to share his dream with our own.”
“Thank you to all the employees and departments of the club. Thanks to Rufete, Ayala, Joan Salvans and all the team. They managed to achieve something historic in the world of football, realising 31 transactions in just three months, based on financial fair play and working to the benefit of the club. By doing that, we have a great team and 14,000 people here to day who recognise that.”
“Welcome to the best club in the world Álvaro! You’ve joined a massive club, with great social roots. I hope you have much fortune here and we wish you all the very best.”
Taking to the stage to greet the fans, Negredo was clearly delighted with the huge welcome received, whilst expressing his conviction that Valencia can achieve great things.
“Thank you all for this welcome, it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m convinced we’ll do great things with the great squad that we have and with fans like this, who deserve to be back up there with the best, achieving great things. We’re going to take this Valencia to new heights, where they deserve to be. From my heart – thank you – it’s a privilege… Amunt Valencia!”