Gabriel Paulista broke four vertebrae 21 days ago. Valencia’s medical services predicted a period of absence that would last at least until February. But the Spanish-Brazilian, a footballer whose resistance to pain is beyond any doubt, strives to shorten deadlines. His goal, his commitment, is to be at the disposal of Javi Gracia again during Valencia’s visit to the Wanda Metropolitano (Sunday, January 24, 9:00 p.m.).
Gabriel Paulista is already seen in the Sports City of Paterna with the rest of his teammates. At least in the back and forth of the gym outside the club’s facilities. Gabriel Paulista, obviously, still does not exercise with the group, although he burns stages at a frantic pace in his recovery. Gabriel, in fact, appeared on the pitch with sneakers but also with football boots in hand.
Gabriel has been lost due to the injury suffered against Sevilla in three league games (Granada, Cádiz and Real Valladolid) and a Cup game (Yeclano). This added to the fact that the matches against Alcorcón and Osasuna will surely be lost, It implies that the current injury is the one that has led him to miss the most games due to injury since he played for Valencia and will equal the worst of his professional career (6 games with Arsenal).
The possible return of Gabriel Paulista against Atlético de Madrid will be accompanied by the announcement of his renewal until 2024. Valencia and the player reached an agreement at the end of 2020 and it only remains to make it official. The intention of the club is not to delay the announcement beyond this month of January and the option of doing so after the match against Alcorcón in the Copa del Rey is contemplated. The continuity of Gabriel Paulista, captain and one of the heavyweights of the squad, is considered from the inside of the club as an endorsement of credibility to the project, hence they want to give hype and saucer to the announcement.
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