Uche delighted at Villarreal deal

Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche says he is overjoyed to have signed a two-year extension to his contract at El Madrigal.

The new agreement will see him remain tied to the Yellow Submarine until 2017 and the Nigerian international says he could not be happier.

“I’m very happy to have signed an extension to my contract with the club,” the 30-year-old told BBC Sport.

“I’m enjoying my career here and the challenge that comes with representing an ambitious club such as Villarreal.

“I’d like to thank the fans for always being there, my teammates, and the club for its continued support.

“I believe the success Villarreal aspires to is not far away and I want to be a part of it,” he asserted.

Uche joined Villarreal from Real Zaragoza in 2011 after previous spells with Racing Ferrol, Recreativo de Huelva and Getafe, but was immediately loaned out to Granada.

However, he returned for the 2012-13 campaign, his 14 goals helping the team back into the top flight after a one-year absence.

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