As expected, Dani Parejo - the Valencia captain - has followed Francis Coquelin to Villarreal, signing a four-year deal.
Villarreal have completed the loan signing of Takefusa Kubo from Real Madrid. The 19-year-old Japan international is yet to feature for Madrid’s first team in a competitive fixture, having signed last year before sealing a temporary switch to Real Mallorca. Kubo played 35 times in LaLiga this season, scoring four goals.
Last season he was not looking forward to playing for Valencia as his head was in Villarreal, as he feels they are the team of his life, and has always been thinking of being a Villarreal lifer until retirement if possible. As he recalls in the interview, some people didn’t like him and he felt that if he continued with Villarreal, he wouldn’t get any opportunity to play. Not being on the team for the friendly against La Nucia was an eye-opener for him.
|Champions League (League Winners): Real Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Granada CF|
|Relegation (League Position): Leganés, Mallorca, Espanyol|