Mellberg to leave Villarreal

Olof Mellberg could be looking for a new club this summer, with Villarreal reportedly determining not to renew his contract.

The Swedish centre-back signed for the Yellow Submarine on a free transfer from Olympiacos last summer, and was initially a regular in the first team during the side’s Segunda Division campaign last season.

However, in losing his place to Chechu Dorado and only regaining it in the 30-year-old’s injury-inflicted absence, the club have reportedly taken the decision not to hand Mellberg a new deal for next year.

The Swede, who has played for Racing Santander, Aston Villa and Juventus, will be 36 at the start of September.

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