Villarreal have completed the signing of Francis Coquelin from rivals Valencia, with Dani Parejo seemingly set to follow.
Former Arsenal midfielder Coquelin has signed a four-year deal with Villarreal, having spent the last two-and-a-half seasons of his career with Valencia.
The 29-year-old expressed his delight after being unveiled at his new club on Wednesday, saying: “I am very happy to sign for Villarreal today, we hope it will be a great season. Endavant!”
Coquelin joined Valencia from Arsenal in 2018, bringing to an end his 10-year stay in north London.
The Frenchman never quite managed to establish himself as a key member of the first team at Emirates Stadium, but he quickly became a mainstay in the starting XI at Mestalla.
Coquelin took in 89 appearances across all competitions for Valencia, and helped the club win the Copa del Rey during his debut season.
Source: News update