Jose Mari urges Abbiati signing
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal forward Jose Mari has urged the club to sign Milan's Christian Abbiati.Villarreal forward Jose Mari has urged the club to sign Milan keeper Christian Abbiati.
The Liga side are searching for a new custodian with number one Jose Reina set to join Liverpool in the summer, and have been heavily linked with a move for the Italian man.
Mari has knowledge of Abbiati's ability after playing alongside him for The Rossoneri in Serie A in the past, and revealed the club had asked him of his opinion of the 27-year-old.
"The club, through [sport director] Jose Manuel Llaneza, questioned me about the conditions," said Mari.
"For me it will be a signing of the first category for Villarreal, I want a positive end to the negotiations.
"Abbiati is a good goalkeeper but with the arrival of Dida his destiny was the bench.
"He is an excellent person and a great success for the club if all finishes positively."