Daddy’s sticking around
Daddy’s sticking around

The French midfielder, who was under contract until 2023, has renewed his contract for another year

Villarreal CF and Étienne Capoue have reached an agreement that will see the footballer extend his time with the Yellows for a further year, and stay tied to the club until 2024.

A key man for Unai Emery

After six seasons with Toulouse FC, two with Tottenham Hotspur FC and five-and-a-half with Watford FC, the midfielder joined the Submarine on 4th January 2021. Capoue, who made his Villarrael debut in the Copa del Rey against Zamora, had the difficult role of replacing the injured Vicente Iborra, but the Frenchman took to playing for the Submarine and Unai Emery like a duck to water. He played a total of 27 matches in his first season as a Yellow: 16 in LaLiga, scoring a goal against Valladolid towards the end of the season; three in the Copa del Rey; and eight in the UEFA Europa League. He was also named Player of the Match in the UEFA Europa League final that Villarreal CF won in Gdansk in May 2021 against Manchester United.

The Frenchman, who made his international debut in 2013, is one of the most loved players by Villarreal CF fans. He was a key man in Unai Emery’s plans for the 2021/22 season, playing 44 times, once in the UEFA Super Cup, once in the Copa del Rey, 30 in LaLiga (where he scored a goal and provided an assist), 12 in UEFA Champions League (scoring twice and making four assists).

He’s played a total of 5605 minutes in 71 matches for the Yellows, starting 65 of them, and scoring four goals and providing five assists since joining the Yellows.