Liga - Valeron announces Depor exit

Juan Carlos Valeron has confirmed that he is leaving Deportivo this summer after 13 years at the club.

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Deportivo Coruna's Juan Carlos Valeron (L) battles for the ball with Sevilla's Jesus Navas during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Riazor stadium in Coruna September 24, 2012. (Reuters)

The playmaker was rumoured in the last fortnight to be considering his future at Riazor and, having seen the Galicians’ relegation confirmed on Saturday night, announced his intentions.

“It is not the best night, but I am here to tell you that I will end my time with Deportivo after this season,” Valeron told reporters yesterday.

“I think the time has come to end the cycle in A Coruna and I do it with great pain about the situation, after the night we have experienced.

“It is a decision that was taken several weeks ago, I have the ambition to come here and declare this in another light, having had the team achieve survival.

“In the coming weeks I will decide, this is not a retirement. It is just that my time at Deportivo has finished.

“It is particularly for a very simple reason. I have spent many years here, the latter has had a tremendous personal wear and I have reached the limit of my strength for carrying great responsibility.

“I need to stop, rest and then see what will happen in the future.”

The 37-year-old has a contract with Depor until June 2015, but it is believed to include a clause that allows him to leave in the summer.

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