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Villarreal sign Mexico defender Miguel Layun

Villarreal sign Mexico defender Miguel Layun

Villarreal have confirmed the signing of defender Miguel Layun from Portuguese giants Porto.

The Mexico international joins for just under ยฃ4 million following a loan spell at Sevilla last season.

The 30-year-old impressed for El Tri at the World Cup, as they beat Germany on their way to the knockout stages.

Versatile Layun

Layun becomes the Yellow Submarineโ€™s sixth signing this summer and is expected to provide competition to Jaume Costa, Mario Gaspar and Antonio Rukavina in the full-back positions.

While the versatile Mexican has been starring at right-back for the past two seasons, he typically performs better on the left flank.

Layun was involved in 19 league during his season-long loan spell at Porto in the latter position.

But upon permanently joining the Portuguese outfit and subsequently at Sevilla last term, he has been used on the opposite side.

Granada and Sevilla spells

The Mexican was once on the books at Granada, signing in December 2014 and was expected to move to English Premier League outfit Watford on loan.

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Instead, Layun permanently signed for the Hornets, just 10 days and no matches since joining the Andalusian club, before heading to Portugal six months later.

But Layun struggled for game-time at the Estadio do Dragao, joining Sevilla for the final five months of the last campaign.

That earned him a place in the Mexico squad for the World Cup, playing in every match before El Tri were knocked out by Brazil.