Villarreal have reached an agreement with Serge Aurier, who joins the Yellows as a free agent and will represent the Yellows this season, with the option of extending the link between both parties for two further campaigns.
After completing his medical and signing Villarreal contract, Aurier will head off to represent his country, Côte d’Ivoire, who have called him up for two World Cup qualifiers against Malawi (Friday 8th and Monday 11th October).
The defender will join up with Villarreal after the international break and will be presented officially as a new player when he returns to Spain.
Interestingly, Serge Aurier is a defender who is great physically. He stands out for his power, speed, strength and capability to join the attack. He is a versatile player who tends to play at right-back, but he can also play in the middle of defence.
Aged 28, the Ivorian footballer has player in top-level clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain (81 games) and Tottenham Hotspur (110 games). He has also previously played for Toulouse FC (80 games) and RC Lens (55 games).
Aurier is also Côte d’Ivoire international having earned 70 caps for his country, and is the captain for Les Éléphants.