Villarreal complete signing of Escudero

July 3, 2008

Villarreal have agreed a deal to sign Argentinian midfielder Damian Escudero from Velez Sarsfield, subject to a medical.

The Yellow Submarine will pay an undisclosed fee for the 21-year-old, and also send Leandro Somoza in the opposite direction. Villarreal will retain ownership of 80% of Somoza's rights.

Escudero, an Argentina youth international, has agreed a five-year contract at the El Madrigal Stadium, and becomes the fifth player to join Villarreal this summer following the arrivals of Edmilson, Joseba Llorente, Robert Flores and Jozy Altidore.