Levante midfielder Victor Camarasa back for the derby against Valencia

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The 20-year-old is a key player for manager Lucas Alcaraz.

Levante manager Lucas Alcaraz greeted welcome news for his side, ahead of Monday night's city derby against Valencia, when he finalised plans and named his squad on Sunday, published by the official Levante UD website.

Returning to the fold is Spain Under-21 international Victor Camarasa, who has been sidelined for almost a month, with a troublesome thigh muscle injury, originally suffered in the encounter with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on March 15.

Having trained well over the last couple of days though, Camarasa is declared fully fit and ready to play. Clearly pleased, Alcaraz declared: "He's been training with the rest of the group, but the training sessions haven't been so intense. We'll evaluate the options he has of entering into the starting eleven, or how many minutes he'll get to play."

Beyond his recent injury, Camarasa has been a key fixture in the side for Alcaraz, underlining his growing importance for Levante, and having frequently repaid the faith shown by his manager.

In his role as a defensive midfielder, perhaps his task doesn't often draw Camarasa into the spotlight, as much as more offensive players, but his efficiency and consistency have made him a highly reliable component for Alcaraz.

Such consistency has also attracted attention from elsewhere. Tottenham have regularly kept tabs on the 20-year-old, according to Valencian outlet SuperDeporte, whilst in England, the Mirror has linked him with interest from Newcastle United.

There's no doubting that Camarasa will also be fired up for this derby. Having spent much of his youth career across town at Valencia, where he eventually didn't make the grade in their eyes, he'll be keen to keep proving Levante were right to give him the second chance that he's grasped so well with them.

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