Villarreal sign former Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno

Villarreal have completed the signing of former Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno on a five-year contract, the club have confirmed.

The 26-year-old left Sevilla to move to Merseyside in the summer of 2014 in a €14m (£12m) deal, but his contract at Anfield expired this summer.

Indeed, the full-back recently hinted he wanted to re-join the Andalusian club this summer as he told ABC de Sevilla, as cited by Marca: “It would be nice to return home and enjoy the fans again.”

Moreno made just two Premier League appearances last campaign despite steering clear of injury, with Andrew Robertson firmly established as the club’s number one left-back.

His Liverpool deal officially expired at the end of June and this allowed him to join a new club, with his contract at Villarreal reportedly signed after he departed the Merseyside club.

Moreno is set to be the first of a number of new arrivals at the Yellow Submarine this summer with former Valencia defender Raul Albiol set to join in a €4m move from Napoli.

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