Valencia defender, Nicolás Otamendi is back in training with the rest of his Valencia team-mates at the Paterna training center. The Argentine international arrived back in the Mediterranean city yesterday evening and was the first player to arrive at Paterna for the early morning session today. The Valencia squad depart for Germany this evening and play in the 2015 Colonia Cup, a four team tournament in Cologne next weekend featuring the host team, Stoke City and Iker Casillas' new side, FC Porto.
Nuno Espirito Santo greeted his players with a warm handshake, only Otamendi received a hug from the Portuguese coach. Nuno is anxious to hold on to his center back as Valencia prepare for their crucial two legged Champions League play-off on 18-19 and 25-26 of August. Despite there being an air of doubt surrounding the defenders future at the club, Nuno expects the player to participate in the remainder of Valencia’s pre-season activity.