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Villarreal sign ex-Villa defender Mellberg

Former Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg has signed for relegated Villarreal.

The 34-year-old helped Olympiacos win the Greek league and cup double last season before playing a key role for Sweden during the European Championship.

He passed a medical on Thursday morning and has signed a one-year contract with the Yellow Submarine, who were relegated to the Segunda Division last season.

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