Villarreal have completed the signing of Roberto Soriano from Sampdoria, the La Liga club have confirmed.
The 25-year-old passed a medical with the Spanish side today before completing the formalities of his transfer from the Blucerchiati, where he spent six years.
The Yellow Submarine’s website revealed that the German has signed a five-year contract with his new team.
Meanwhile, Soriano penned an open letter to Sampdoria fans thanking them for their support over the years.
“Bye Sampdoria, and thank you to everyone for everything,” he wrote.
“I arrived in Genoa as a boy, a young player who was looking to find his feet. I leave Genoa as a man and a professional.
“The credit goes to Samp and its fans who have accompanied me over these years with attention and affection.
“I have wanted to share every day with you, through the good and bad, and today I begin this new adventure stronger, with more energy and a lot of experience, with the joy of being the first Samp captain to score a brace in the derby.
“With these memories, I will never feel alone.”