Francis Coquelin has left Arsenal and has been signed and unveiled by La Liga side, Valencia, ending his decade-long association with the English club.
Spanish La Liga side, Valencia CF, has on Thursday, January 11, announced the signing of Francis Coquelin from Arsenal in a deal reportedly worth £12 million.
The defensive midfielder was handed Coquelin a four-and-a-half year deal by the Spanish side amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace for the 26-year-old midfielder.
He made 29 Premier League appearances last season but the Gunners struggled as they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 21 years.
This season he found himself behind Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in Wenger’s thoughts, starting just one Prem match.
Below is the official club statement of the signing of Francis Coquelin
Valencia CF have agreed a deal this Thursday with Arsenal regarding the transfer of Francis Coquelin, who will wear the black and white colours of the club during a deal that will run until June 30th 2022, with a buy-out clause of 80 million euros.
The player will be presented to the media at 17:15CET, at the club’s Media Center at Paterna.