Villarreal swoop for Marchena

Defender switches to Yellow Submarine on three-year contract

Marchena: Joins Yellow Submarine

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Villarreal have completed the signing of Valencia defender Carlos Marchena on a three-year deal.

The 31-year-old Spain World Cup winner passed a medical on Sunday and will be presented at El Madrigal on Monday.

Marchena will link up with his new squad on Tuesday and join Spain team-mate Joan Capdevila in the Yellow Submarine's defence.

Marchena has been at Valencia for 10 years and during his time at the Mestalla won two La Liga titles, a Uefa Cup, a Copa del Rey and a Super Cup.

The centre-half, who can also play in defensive midfield, has a European Championship title to his name and brings a wealth of experience to his new club.

Formerly of Sevilla and Benfica, Marchena has earned more than 60 caps for Spain and will hope to help improve Villarreal's seventh-place finish last season.