Official: Ben Brereton Diaz signs for Villarreal

04/07/23 11:22 by Fabien Borne

Free since the end of his contract at Blackburn Rovers, Chilean striker Ben Brereton Diaz (24) has signed for Villarreal.

Having scored 16 goals for Blackburn Rovers last season, including 14 in the Championship (D2), Chilean international Ben Brereton Diaz (24) has signed a four-year contract with Villarreal, running until June 2027. He arrives free, having reached the end of his contract with the English club.

Villarreal, who finished fifth in La Liga last season and have qualified for the Europa League, have already recruited five players since the start of the summer mercato: Spanish defensive midfielder RamΓ³n Terrats (22, Girona, €2.5m), Spanish holding midfielder Santi ComesaΓ±a (26, Rayo Vallecano, available), Spanish attacking midfielder Denis Suarez (29, Celta Vigo, available), Spanish-Moroccan winger Ilias Akhomach (19, BarΓ§a B, available) and Ben Brereton Diaz.

The latter replaces Senegalese striker Nicolas Jackson, who was transferred to Chelsea last week for 37 million euros. Boulaye Dia, meanwhile, has been definitively transferred to Salernitana for 12 million euros.