I understand both sides. I don’t know that famous clause – alluding to automatic renewal. It is something that has to be fixed and I hope the best for both of us”, said the Crevillentian winger
The winger of Elche Josan Ferrández (32 years old) affirmed this Tuesday that five minutes of training are enough to realize the quality that his Argentine teammate Javier Pastore has and that he is a player “of another level”.
The footballer from Crevillent, one of the team captains, did not want to comment, in statements to Cope Elche, about the possible renewal of the South American midfielder, whose contract ends on June 30, since he alleged that it is something that is outside his powers , but he did recall that Pastore’s sports career “says it all.”
“Here he has not been lucky and he has suffered many injuries, but he has quality. If he is physically well and his injuries respect him, he makes a difference and gives us a lot”, added Josan, who defined Pastore as a “spectacular” person.
The winger also welcomed the signing of Argentine Ezequiel Ponce, who was already on loan at Elche at the end of last year, “because he is a hard-working boy who gives us a lot.”
The controversy with Pere Milla
Josan referred to the controversy that his teammate Pere Milla maintains with the club over the duration of the Catalan attacker’s contract.
“I understand both parties. I don’t know that famous clause – alluding to automatic renewal. It’s something that has to be fixed and I hope the best for both of us”, said the Crevillentino, who assured that this controversy “cannot erase, whether it comes out this season or not, everything that Pere has done for Elche or the decisive goals” .
Akapo, illicit target
“That will remain in time and will continue in the club’s history,” added the player, who admitted to maintaining a great personal friendship with Carlos Akapo, a Cádiz player and one of Elche’s possible targets to reinforce his squad.
“I would be delighted because he is a friend of mine. Being from the city and a youth squad, I would be delighted to sign, but I don’t know the situation”, he added.
Josan described as “incredible” being able to play in the First Division with Elche in the year of his centenary “because it is something that will go down in history” and admitted that he would like to start the League against one of the greats “because it is better to catch them before they are rolled.”
“Starting at home, with a full stadium, in the centenary year would be very nice. And against Madrid it wouldn’t be bad at all”, he concluded.