Midfielders Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin will play the next four seasons at Villarreal after the agreement reached this Wednesday between the Castellón club and the Valencia to get their services.
“He Valencia CF has reached an agreement with Villarreal CF for the transfer of player Francis Coquelin. Valencia CF wishes him the best of luck in the rest of his professional career and appreciates all your effort and commitment as a Valencian player“said the ‘che’ club, which first announced the Frenchman’s departure.
Hours later, also confirmed the departure of Dani Parejo, to whom he also thanked “all his commitment and dedication in its extensive stage“the Valencian shirt, which he defended for a total of nine seasons.
The Madrilenian arrived in the Turia capital for the 2011-2012 season from the Getafe, coinciding his first year with his last on the bench Unai Emery, with whom he now finds himself in the Castellón group.
The one from Coslada became one of his key pieces, especially in his last three seasons, whose performance also made him become one of the most beloved players by the fans. Parejo, who served as captain, leaves the ‘che’ club after playing 383 official matches and with the Copa del Rey title achieved in the 2018-2019 campaign.
Villarreal celebrated the arrival of the 31-year-old footballer, whom they described as “a midfielder with excellent vision of the game, association skills and a magnificent set piece hitting “.
For his part, Francis Coquelin arrived at Valencia in the winter market for the 2017-2018 season from English Arsenal and has played a total of 89 games, also winning the Copa del Rey in 2018-2019. This last campaign he played 36 games, 26 in LaLiga Santander and six in the Champions League.
Villarreal welcomed the 29-year-old footballer from Laval, whom they consider “a midfielder defensive cut that stands out for its positioning on the pitch, physical deployment and ability to intercept balls “.