Liga - Villarreal sign Atletico's Asenjo

Villarreal have confirmed that they have picked up Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo on a season long loan deal.

Liga - Villarreal sign Atletico's Asenjo

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Sergio Asenjo (Imago)

The Yellow Submarine were strongly speculated as in the market for a goalkeeper this summer to provide competition between the sticks to Juan Carlos Sanchez.

Previously linked with Andres Fernandez of Osasuna and Julio Cesar of Queens Park Rangers, the Valencians have gone for Atleti’s reserve ‘keeper Asenjo.

The 24-year-old joins on an initial season long loan deal from Los Colchoneros and will be presented as a Villarreal player on Thursday.

Although Atleti will likely be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper to replace Thibaut Courtois next year, Villarreal also have a purchase option on Asenjo, believed to be €5m.

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