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Villarreal’s Xavi Quintilla on the brink of Norwich move

Norwich City are very close to signing Villarreal left-back Xavi Quintilla on an initial loan deal, Marca reports.

Quintilla, 23, renewed his contract in February and has appeared more for Villarreal than ever before this season.

However, after the La Liga restart, he was an unused sub in eight of Villarreal’s eleven matches.

And with Villarreal overbooked in the left-back position, Quintilla is being allowed to leave.

The former Barcelona youth is poised to join Norwich on a one-year loan with an obligation to buy if they are promoted to the Premier League.

Quintilla represented Spain up to under-19 level and joined Villarreal from Barca in 2017.

18/8 UPDATE:

Norwich have now confirmed the loan signing of Quintilla from Villarreal, saying they have an option to buy him.

Quintilla likened the Canaries to Barcelona and Villarreal in his first interview.

“My philosophy and my football is similar to Norwich’s,” he said. “I played before for Villarreal and Barcelona’s academy, and I think Norwich works a bit like them, so it’s great for me. 

“I come here to play as many minutes as possible. We want to play good football for the fans to see.

“I would love to play in the Premier League, so I will do everything possible to get Norwich into the top league.”





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