Injured Juanlu hopes for deal

Levante ace hoping to get reward

Juanlu Gomez: Injured but hoping for new deal

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Juanlu Gomez is hopeful that he has done enough to be offered a new contract by Levante after being ruled out for up to four months with a shin and ankle injury.

The 31-year-old's current contract with the Valencia-based outfit runs out at the end of the current season and he has yet to begin talks about a new deal.

Levante's top scorer this season, with six goals, suffered a fractured right fibula and damaged ankle ligaments in the Copa del Rey win over Deportivo before Christmas and underwent surgery this week.

"I am remaining calm having said two weeks ago that I was waiting for the club to open negotiations," Juanlu explained.

"If they want to make a move then I would be delighted because this is not a great position to be in, but if they do not then that will be that.

"Now I will just have to stay focussed and try and recover as quickly as possible."

Doctors have now told Juanlu that it will take between three and four months for him to be back in action and he is feeling positive.

"Physically I am good and I just have to now regain my confidence and fitness because nobody likes to be out for three or four months especially with the way the team and myself were doing," Juanlu added.