Dani Parejo, another young talent of the Spanish football for Valencia

Valencia CF Official Website
22-06-2011 |

Valencia Club de Fútbol and Getafe Club de Fútbol have get to an agreement for the transfer of the football player Dani Parejo for five seasons, until the 30th June 2016. Besides, both clubs have agreed the loan of the Valencia player Miguel Ángel Moyà to Getafe FC for the 2011/12 season.

The coordinator of the Technical Direction of Valencia CF, Braulio Vázquez, has talked about Parejo’s signing for ‘valenciacf.com’. Braulio defines the player as “a talented player, and we hope that in Valencia he can continue growing and that he fulfils all the expectations the coaches have on him”.

The coordinator of the Technical Direction stresses of Parejo, “his quality on passing, his vision of the game, he likes to be in continuously in touch with the ball and, besides, he adds himself up very well from the second line to score a big amount of goals per season. Apart from that, in the technical aspect, he has the virtue of being a great kicker at the set pieces, so that, together with Tino Costa, Valencia will have two great free kickers and strategic players”, he explained to the club official Webpage.

Daniel Parejo Muñoz, known in the football world as ‘Dani Parejo’ was born in Coslada, Madrid, the 16th April 1989, and he is, being 22 years old, one of the players of his generation with the biggest and longest professional trajectory, and also with a great future, in a generation in which, amongst others, Juan Mata stands out. The new Valencia player, an attacking midfielder, started to play, after playing for a team of his neighbourhood, in the youth categories of his town.

His talent, still in the youth categories, called the attention of Real Madrid, which brought him to his Academy as one of the great up-and-coming talents of its Youth team. Parejo, as it normally happens with the players called for the elite, made his debut in the youth team in the 2006/07 season, and at the same time he touched the skies with the Under-19 National Team after scoring the goal of the final in the European, which established him as one of the up-and-coming players of the Spanish football, and also two years after by getting the Gold medal in the Mediterranean Games. After his second season in Real Madrid – Castilla, where he continued progressing and consolidated in the team, Dani tried one season in Queens Park, in the Football League Championship. However, after 14 matches in England, 10 of them at the starting eleven, Real Madrid decided to get him back that same season, in December, but this time not to play in the youth team, but for one of the ‘white jewels’ to refresh the first team, where he played five matches.

One season after, Parejo made another jump in his career by arriving to Getafe CF, where he has played the last two seasons, growing to become one of the names with the greatest present and future within the national and international football world. In Getafe he became one of the key players for his coach, ‘Michel’, and he played a total of 80 official matches and scored a total amount of 11 goals. In his first season in the club from the south of Madrid, the today Valencia player played 36 matches, 28 in the Liga, eight in the Cup, and he scored seven goals.

His quality playing football hasn’t stop growing and maturing, and it has been showed even more this last season, being just 22 years old, with his debut in a European Clubs Tournament, the UEFA Europa League to be precise, playing five matches and scoring a goal. His contribution to his former club was showed over all in the Liga BBVA, having played 36 matches, 28 at the starting eleven, scored three goals and made six assists, what made him one of the key players for the permanency of Getafe in the first division. Currently Dani Parejo makes up, together with Juan Mata, which he has certain parallels with in his trajectory, the squad of the Under-21 Spanish national team that is playing the European Championship of its category.