Villarreal have signed attacker Cristian Espinoza from Huracan on a five-year contract.
The Yellow Submarine – fourth-placed finishers in LaLiga last season – confirmed on Thursday they have landed the 21-year-old, who is set to represent Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Reports in Spain suggest Villarreal have met the €7.2million release clause in Espinoza’s contract.
Villarreal have had a busy time in the transfer market ahead of the 2016-17 season having also signed Roberto Soriano, Alfred N’Diaye, Denis Cheryshev and Alexandre Pato, along with securing loan deals for Jose Angel and Andres Fernandez.
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Espinoza has spent his whole professional career with Huracan in his homeland and made his senior debut in March 2013.
Announcing the deal, Villarreal’s statement read: “The wide midfielder stands out for his speed and quality on the ball, as well as his ability to get round players and create goal scoring opportunities.”
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