Valencia have completed the signing of Russian World Cup sensation Denis Cheryshev on a season-long loan from fellow La Liga side Villarreal.

Denis Cheryshev will play for the Spanish side on loan until June 30, 2019.

The La Liga club announced the deal through their official website.

A statement read: “Valencia CF has reached an agreement this Tuesday with Villarreal CF, pending formalization, for the loan of player Denis Cheryshevuntil the end of the season.”

When the possibility of returning to Valencia, earlier having spent 4 months there on loan from Real Madrid in 2016, was presented, Cheryshev did not think twice. The 27-year-old arrives as one of the stars for Russia in the World Cup this year ending the campaign as the 2nd top scorer of the competition with 4 goals.

Cheryshev said: “For me, it’s a huge opportunity. I am very happy and grateful to be here, to the club, to the coach who has trusted me. I really want to start with my team-mates.

“I think I’ve done things right at this time and physically I feel very well. The World Cup has given me a lot of confidence and a lot of strength and I hope Valencia CF will benefit from all that. “

Cheryshev will be a part of the squad of Valencia CF Centenary, in a period that will be truly special for all the Valencia fans.

Speaking about the Centenary, Cheryshev said: “I hope we enjoy a lot this season, the fans, the team … especially that we make them enjoy. That is the most important thing that the fans feel proud of their players and that is what we are going to try. The Centennial shirt I had seen in pictures, but here in the first person and having it in your hands is very beautiful. I’m looking forward to wearing it. “

Cheryshev becomes the 8th signing of the summer for Valencia after the arrivals of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Kevin Gameiro, Mouctar Diakhaby, Cristiano Piccini, Daniel Wass, Uros Racic and Michy Batshuayi.

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