Goalkeeper Guaita signs new Valencia contract

Goalkeeper Guaita signs new Valencia contract

Published May. 31, 2011 11:28 a.m. ET

Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has signed a three-year contract extension that ties him to the Spanish club until 2015.

The 24-year-old Guaita never relinquished his starting position after getting the nod in November following injuries to Cesar Sanchez and Miguel Angel Moya.

Guaita came up through Valencia's youth ranks and helped the club to a third-place finish in the league standings this season. He allowed 26 goals in 21 appearances.

Guaita's spot as starting keeper is not definite, however, with Valencia having signed Brazil goalkeeper Diego Alves from Almeria. Moya is also signed through the 2012-13 season.


Guaita says, ''I've got to keep working so I don't lose my starting spot.''