Nekounam prepared to go down with Osasuna

But Iranian midfielder Javad Nekounam has pledged to stay with the club regardless of relegation.

Despite interest from other clubs, the midfielder has vowed to remain loyal to the Pamplona outfit, a payback for the faith the club demonstrated when they extended his contract while being injured.

"I'm fully committed to Osasuna and cannot hide my passion for this club," Nekounam told the Iranian media.

The 27 year old Nekounam, who has been injured for almost all of this season, pointed to the departure of 12 squad players last summer, and the heavy responsibility given to several young and inexperienced players this term as the main reasons for Osasuna's disappointing season.

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