no Riazor departure

Mexico winger Guardado happy at Deportivo

July 28, 2010

Mexico winger Andres Guardado has returned to training with Deportivo La Coruna and insists he will be staying with the La Liga club.

Andres Guardado Mexico
GettyImagesAndres Guardado has scored 10 goals in 81 La Liga games for Deportivo

Guardado has been linked with a move away from the Riazor for a while and Deportivo president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro said before the summer that a big offer could tempt the club to cash in on the popular midfielder.

However, the sale of full-back Filipe Luis to Atletico Madrid this week looks to have eased Depor's financial problems - at least for now - and the 23-year-old Guardado has no intention of leaving.

"I am here to stay,'' he said. "I don't have any offers or any itching to leave. If any offer comes in, the president will tell me, but I'm relaxed and my head is focused on Deportivo this season.

"Filipe spent four years here, so why shouldn't I be here that long? I have no problem and no hurry. At my age, I have time for something else later on, but I'm happy, I've been well-treated by the people here and I have no reason to think about leaving."