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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Oct 18, 2008

Capdevila delighted to get new Villarreal contract

Villarreal defender Joan Capdevila admits he jumped at the chance to sign a new contract with the club on Friday.

Capdevila has extended his stay at the Estadio El Madrigal by a season and insists he would love to stay beyond June 2011 when his new deal runs out.

The 30-year-old left-back joined Villarreal from Deportivo La Coruna in 2007 and had a stunning debut season, quickly emerging as a key player as the Yellow Submarine finished second in the Primera Liga.

"When they offered it to me I didn't even have to think about it," said Capdevila of his new contract. "Because I feel at home here.

"I am at a big club, who in the sporting sense are amongst the highest and who want to stay there, the people treat me very well and on top of all that I am near my hometown.

"Sincerely, I couldn't ask for more. Here I have everything and I would stay here all my life."

Capdevila helped Spain win Euro 2008 in the summer and insists his next target is lifting a trophy with Villarreal.

"The club's aim now is to win a title and let's hope I can contribute to achieving it, as they have been working very hard for many years to be able to do so," he continued.

"I think we are on the right path: everything will happen.

"It a motivation that is as much a personal one as a group one and I am convinced that it is very close."

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