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Fede Valverde says he would be the first in line to play for Deportivo should the team go down

Fede Valverde has voiced that he would like to stay at Deportivo, even if this means playing in segunda next season.

The Uruguayan international is on loan from Real Madrid since the start of the season, although lately he hasn’t had many minutes, at the start of the season he impressed, so much so he got his first international call-up for late last year. During his debut he scored in Uruguay’s 1-2 win over Paraguay, helping the Celestes qualify to this year’s World Cup in Russia.

“If we were to go down, I would be the first in line to stay and help the team back up.” He said during an interview with GOL.

Regarding a future away from Deportivo, he said that out of respect, he wouldn’t like to play for another team in Spain “The way I am, if they [Real Madrid] offer me to any other team I would talk it out or I wouldn’t accept it.”

“If I could I would stay at Deportivo, wherever the play next season. I am a part of this, I am part of a possible relegation, if it does happen I would be the first to stay and help them get promoted next season.”

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Valverde has just regained fitness after an injury has kept him out for the last few weeks, and he hopes he can help the team in any way he can.

Valverde is only 19, he spent his youth career in Peñarol and debuted for the senior team in 2015, he accumulated a total of 12 appearances before Real Madrid signed him just a year later, he played for Real Madrid’s B team where he made 30 appearances in the league and scored three goals during the 2016/17 season,

Deportivo who have managed consecutive wins for the first time since 2015 are currently five points from safety, a win against Sevilla today (19:45 BST, ABANCA Riazor stadium) would leave them on the brink of a miracle that seemed impossible less than a month ago.

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