MALAGA, Spain (AP) – Malaga has signed Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla from Villarreal as it continues to overhaul its squad.
Spanish media reports the deal to be worth around ?21 million ($30 million).
The 26-year-old Cazorla says the chance to rejoin coach Manuel Pellegrini was ''key'' to his move. Pellegrini left Villarreal in 2009 for a short spell at Real Madrid before joining Malaga.
Cazorla helped Spain win the 2008 European championship. He scored 25 goals in seven seasons in the Spanish league for Villarreal.