Valencia captain Dani Parejo has followed the footsteps of his fellow teammate Francis Coquelin by signing a four year deal with Villareal.
Dani Parejo was more than willing to drop his captaincy to join Villarreal after a fall out with his manager.
The transfer became the second of the summer between the two clubs, with Coquelin joining Villareal last week for a combined fee of £13m.
Valencia have already sold their star winger Ferran Torres to Manchester City, with pressure mounting on Valencia’s owner Peter Lim.
Club legend Santiago Canizares recently questioned the sale of the club’s two best players, labeling it as a lack of ambition from the club’s chiefs.
Parejo played 383 games for Valencia since he joined from Getafe in 2011 and had previously spoken of his desire to retire at the club.
However, Ferran Torres just after his move to Man City said Parejo “was never a good captain to me“.
“He was a great player but I never had a close relationship with him,” Torres had all this to say about his former teammate and captain Dani Parejo.
Valencia have moved to confirm the news on their official website, thanking their former captain, Dani Parejo, for his passion and commitment while he played for them.
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