Valero agrees Villarreal stay

Valero, 26, became the Baggies’ record signing when he joined from

Real Mallorca for £4.7million in 2008 but he failed to settle

at the Hawthorns and returned to Mallorca on a season-long loan a

year later. The former Real Madrid youngster, capped once by Spain,

then signed for Villarreal on a similar loan deal for the 2010/11

season with the view to making the move permanent in the summer.

His 35 league games and three goals suitably impressed the

Villarreal hierarchy and Valero has now completed a deal for an

undisclosed fee.