Villarreal have completed the signing of Cesar Sanchez from Valencia.

The 39-year-old's contract with Valencia was due to expire at the end of the month and he has joined the Yellow Submarine on a free transfer.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Villarreal and goalkeeper Cesar Sanchez have reached an agreement for the player to join on a free transfer.

"He will play under coach Juan Carlos Garrido for the 2011-12 season."