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Liverpool chief scout keeping an eye on Valencia’s Parejo

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Dani Parejo has been a key player for Valencia throughout the season and the midfielder is developing quite the list of admirers, with clubs far and wide keeping tabs on his progress.

Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo against Granada

Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo in action against Granada.

24-year-old midfielder Dani Parejo has been gaining more importance in the plans of Valencia manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, since the Argentine arrived to replace former coach Miroslav Djukic.

Consistently good performances have made Parejo one of the first names on the team sheet in recent months, when Pizzi selects his starting eleven for games and the midfielder has been repaying that faith well.

Parejo began his career in the youth system at Real Madrid, before getting his debut opportunities in the 2008-2009 season, with five appearances from the bench, in La Liga. The same season, he was also sent out on loan to Queens Park Rangers, then and as they are currently, in the English Championship.

Increasingly difficult to make an impact in the first team, Real Madrid then let the player move on to Getafe and after two excellent seasons with them, Parejo moved to Valencia ahead of the 2011-2012 season. Gradually working his way into the first-team reckoning, he’s been gaining more important experience and prominence, ever since.

This season Parejo has featured 29 times in all competitions, also chipping in with 3 goals, amidst strong performances in the Valencia midfield and flexibility positionally, that offers his manager a variety of roles in which he can utilise the talents of the player.

Quality performances have begun to attract attention from other clubs though and at the recent match between Valencia and Granada, Liverpool chief scout Barry Hunter was in the crowd, said to be paying particular attention to Parejo according to and with the Merseyside club growing increasingly impressed with the player.

Should Liverpool wish to make a move for Parejo this summer, they’ll have a battle on their hands, as Valencia have already made it clear they see him as a strong part of their future. His current deal runs until June 2016 and Valencia are keen to get his signature on an extended contract, with more favourable terms.


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