Villarreal’s Cani extends contract until 2017

Villarreal says Ruben ”Cani” Gracia has agreed to extend his

contract for another three years, tying the Spanish midfielder to

the club until June of 2017.

The 32-year-old Cani is second only to former player Marcos

Senna in all-time appearances for Villarreal with 302 matches

played.

Cani’s two goals and playmaking have helped Villarreal make a

strong return to the topflight after one year in the second

division. It is currently in fifth place.

Cani will miss Saturday’s Spanish league game at Barcelona due

to a left knee sprain.