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DONE DEAL: Villarreal sign Barcelona defender Jorge Cuenca

Villarreal have signed Barcelona defender Jorge Cuenca.

Cuenca joins Villarreal in a permanent transfer, having signed a five-year contract.

The youngster will spend the current season with Almeria to continue his development. Cuenca was with Barca B for the past three seasons.

Barca have announced Cuenca was sold to Villarreal for €2.5m plus €4m in bonuses. The deal includes a buy-back option plus 20 per cent of any sell-on fee.

Cuenca revealed: "I have always loved this club since I was a child. I had their shirts, scarves ... I even personalised the phone case with their crest and my name."


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