Ayala completes controversial move to Zaragoza

July 17, 2007
Argentina captain Roberto Ayala paid six million euros ($8.28 million) to buy himself out of his contract with Villarreal on Tuesday prior to completing a controversial move to Primera Liga rivals Real Zaragoza.

Ayala, who captained Argentina in the Copa America, was set to join Villarreal after his contract with Valencia ended in June, but the 34-year-old centre-back shocked the club by deciding to break the agreement and take off for Zaragoza.

The defender underwent a ...

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