Villarreal's Cazorla to join big spending Malaga

27 July 2011 11:00

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla is on the move to rival Spanish outfit Malaga, the buying club announced on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Spain international will sign a five year, 20 million euros contract, according to Marca sports daily.

Cazorla, who will be reunited with his former Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini, is the tenth new recruit at Malaga.

He has 34 caps to his name and was part of Spain's Euro 2008 winning side.

Malaga have adopted an ambitious recruting programme in a bid to better their 11th place finish in the league last season, backed by the fortune of Qatari owner Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani.

Source: AFP