Che capture duo
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia have completed their double swoop for David Villa and Mario Regueiro.Valencia have completed their double swoop for David Villa and Mario Regueiro.
Villa has joined the Che in an £8 million deal from Real Zaragoza, while Regueiro has arrived on a free transfer from Racing Santander.
The dethroned Spanish champions had been homing in on the dual capture for several weeks and finally announced the deal on Wednesday evening.
The Che have forked out the hefty sum for Villa after the striker proved himself to be a regular goalscorer in La Liga.
He has signed a five-year contract at the Mestalla while Uruguay international Regueiro has inked a four-year deal.
Regueiro had been interesting Espanyol, and has also been linked with Manchester United, but has opted to move to Valencia.
The club's president Juan Soler is hoping the twin signing will be a signal of intent for the coming season.
Soler told the club's official website: "Valencia are working to become a great team and to fight for La Liga."
Valencia are now set to step up their efforts to sign a right back, with Bayern Munich ace Willy Sagnol and Holland international Jan Kromkamp the prime targets.