Capoue, who has penned terms until 2023, is the closest thing to Vicente Iborra, says Emery. Midfielder Iborra is out for the remainder of the season due to injury.
"We already talked about being able to sign and the possibility was accelerated due to Iborra's injury. Finding a player to adapt was not easy, and Capoue's was the great option. He is a proven player. He has come with enthusiasm and the idea is that he can play in the Copa," said Emery.