Valencia Sign French Midfielder Coquelin From Arsenal

Spanish side Valencia have completed the signing of French midfielder Francis Coquelin in a deal reportedly to be in the region of £12m.

Coquelin, 26, has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal until 2022 with a whooping sum of €80m as release clause.

Francis Coquelin joined the Gunners in 2008 from French club Stade Lavallois and went on to make 159 appearances for the North London club.

He will now link up with his former Arsenal teammate Gabriel at his new club.