Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero says he is sad to be leaving the club after confirming his move to Fiorentina.
Valero is expected in Italy on Thursday to undergo a medical before penning a five-year deal at the Stadio Artemi Franchi, but maintains that although he is delighted to be going to Italy he will be sorry to leave the Yellow Submarine after two years.
“I am happy because I am signing for a good team. It is a new experience because I am going to a new League and that is something a footballer always looks forward to,” Valero told a Press conference.
“However, I will be sad to leave a club such as Villarreal that has given me so much in such a short space of time, but above all I am leaving them in La Segunda.
“I’m still not sure what happened last year but I’m confident they can return to La Primera next season.”
The 28-year-old, who began his career with Real Madrid’s youth academy but never made a La Liga appearance before moves to Real Mallorca and West Bromwich Albion, believes he has made the right choice in moving to Serie A.
“I chose Italy because it is a good option. Besides, with Fiorentina I will get the chance to have played in three of European football’s biggest leagues, having represented West Brom in the Premier League.”
He also added that his transfer had been concluded quickly as it was an excellent offer for both himself and Villarreal, adding that the fee, while not divulged, was ´a good one for everybody`.