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Young Spanish custodian will remain at the Mestalla for the next four years after being awarded a new deal for his good performances this season

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita will remain with Valencia until June 2015 after signing a three-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Guaita proved himself to be an important player for the former Spanish champions in the recently concluded 2010-11 campaign, making 28 appearances in all competitions for Unai Emery’s side.

The 24-year-old was forced into first-team action for Valencia in November last year because of injuries to Cesar Sanchez and Miguel Angel Moya, and has now been awarded for his contribution to the former Uefa Cup winners’ third-place finish in the Primera Division.

"Competition for the goalkeeping spot with VCF is a good thing,” said Guaita, according to Valencia’s official website. “I don't want things to be made easy for me. Competition allows me to improve myself and is good for the team.

“I can't see myself ever leaving Valencia CF and I was clear about wanting to stay. I was loaned out for a year and didn't want to leave here. I am the same as ever and I will not change."

Club president Manuel Llorente enthused: "It is very important for us to have a top player who has come up from the academy.

“Vicente Guaita has been able to become Valencia CF's first choice goalkeeper. I hope that Vicente continues his progression and that nobody is able to take his place."

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