Feghouli suspended by struggling Valencia

 11 Apr 2016 - 16:49

Feghouli suspended by struggling Valencia

Madrid: Valencia have suspended Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli until the completion of a disciplinary procedure against the 26-year-old amid reports he refused to take part in a training session following Sunday's 2-1 win over Sevilla.

"Valencia have decided to open a disciplinary procedure involving player Sofiane Feghouli," Valencia said in a statement on Monday.

"During the processing of said procedure, and awaiting the resolution of the matter, the player will be suspended as a cautionary measure."

Feghouli was introduced as a second-half substitute at the weekend as Valencia took a huge step towards ensuring their place in the Spanish top flight next season with victory in Pako Ayestaran's first home game in charge since replacing the sacked Gary Neville.

However, Spanish sports daily Marca and Valencian newspaper Superdeporte reported Feghouli refused to take part in a warm-down after the game having also missed a training session last week.

Feghouli is expected to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.