New Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina has said that he is willing to compete with Oscar Ustari for a starting spot this season.
The 27-year-old joined Getafe on a four-year deal recently and will be hoping to get some first team action, after a spell on the fringes with Real Madrid.
Speaking to AS, Codina explained that he is ready to compete for his place and is looking forward to working under Michel, who he spent some time with at Real Madrid Castilla.
"I have known Ustari since his time in Argentina. He is a very good goalkeeper and young, but I have many desires to play and fight for a position," he said.
"I am delighted to have Michel. I had him as coach before and he trusted me a lot, and thanks to him I arrived in the first team. I am very grateful to him."
Codina also explained why he decided to go to Getafe, rather than move elsewhere in Spain this summer.
"I have my friends and home here in Madrid, also my family are well settled. I have good friends in the team like Adrian, [Roberto] Soldado and [Esteban] Granero. That, and the coach knows me," he explained.
Finally, Codina acknowledged that it was "the right time" to leave Madrid, but that he could still go back someday, as they have a first option clause in his contract.
"For now, I am only thinking about Getafe and helping the project. I would like to play here for the four years I have signed, although one never knows, I owe everything to Real Madrid. They have made me as a player," he concluded.
James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com