Palop eyeing Valencia exit
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 29-year-old has become frustrated with life at the Mestalla after his inability to claim the number-one jersey from Santiago Canizares.
Palop still has two years left on his contract with Valencia, but has expressed a desire to move on if the right opportunity materialises.
"The club (Valencia) know that I want to play. I'm at a good age, I've picked up a lot of experience and what interests me now is playing regularly," said Palop.
"I have two years left here and they have me tied down, but if an offer came in that was interesting for the club and me also then a move would happen."
Palop was recently linked with Deportivo as a replacement for Jose Molina - who is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer - however the move failed to happen.
The former Villarreal stopper has played only three times for the Che this season, and despite looking likely to have a run in the team following Canizares's injury last weekend, is keen to establish himself eslsewhere.
"It's clear that the manager sees Santi as his first choice and no matter how I play, he (Canizares) will go into the team when he returns."
Palop has voiced his unhappiness at his plight previously, indeed describing himself last season as being used like 'a doll'.
Although desperate for a regular starting berth, the player has spoken in glowing terms about his current club.
"I work very hard at Valencia, and make sure that Santi always has competition.
"This keeps me mentally satisfied, and I enjoy being at a big club like Valencia that has won titles and plays in the Champions League," he concluded.