Villarreal sign Velez midfielder Somoza
MADRID, July 28 (Reuters) - Villarreal have reached an agreement with Velez Sarsfield for Argentine midfielder Leandro Somoza.
The 25-year-old, who came through the youth ranks with Velez, will sign a five-year contract and is scheduled to be presented on Monday.
Somoza joins French midfielder Robert Pires, Turkish striker Nihat Kahveci and Spanish midfielder Cani as new recruits at the club.
Villarreal, who reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, finished seventh in the Primera Liga.
They were knocked out of the Intertoto Cup by Slovenian side NK Maribor last Saturday.