Stopper to depart Villarreal
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Left-back Rodolfo Arruabarrena has confirmed he will be leaving Villarreal in the summer.
Left-back Rodolfo Arruabarrena has confirmed he will be leaving Villarreal when his contract expires in the summer.
The 31-year-old Argentine joined the Primera outfit from Boca Juniors in the summer of 2000.
Since then he has been a consistent presence, making over 200 league appearances for the Spaniards as they established themselves as a major force in both La Liga and Europe.
However, Arruabarrena has been left disillusioned by events at the club this season with the club struggling for form following a very public fall-out between coach Manuel Pellegrini and Juan Roman Riquelme.
As a result, he has now decided to seek a fresh challenge at the end of the campaign.
"I have decided to announce I won't be continuing at Villarreal because I see many doubts at the club," he stated.
"Because of this, I have decided to continue my career somewhere else.
"I will analyse the offers I get and the one that convinces me most will be the one I choose. I still think I can play at a high level for another couple of years and I hope to show that."