Pena to stay with Submarines
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal are close to securing defender Juan Manuel Pena on a new contract.Villarreal are close to securing defender Juan Manuel Pena on a new contract.
The Bolivian international's current deal is due to expire at the end of the season and he is presently entitled to open talks with interested clubs over a Bosman free transfer.
However, the 32-year-old insists his priority is to remain at El Madrigal and believes he will agree terms with the club in the very near future.
"I am happy at Villarreal in every sense and my desire is to renew my contract," he stated.
"I do not believe there will be any problems in reaching an agreement."
The South American joined Villarreal from Real Valladolid in the summer of 2004 and has been an important first-team player ever since his transfer.
It is understood he will put pen-to-paper on a new deal in the early part of February.