La Liga side Valencia have announced the signing of Francis Coquelin from Arsenal in a deal believed to be worth around €13.5m.
The 26-year old midfielder has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Mestalla, which includes a reported €80million release clause.
“Valencia have this Thursday reached an agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Francis Coquelin,” the club confirmed in a statement.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday that a deal was likely to be concluded, with Coquelin having grown frustrated by his lack of game time.
“He goes to Valencia, he didn’t get enough games,” Wenger said following his side’s 0-0 EFL Cup semi-final draw with Chelsea.
“I let him go.”
Arsenal also bid the Frenchman, who joined the club in 2008, farewell on their official twitter handle.
🔴 160 appearances
🏆 2 FA Cups
👮 1 Columbo
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 11, 2018