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Eguren commits to Villarreal

Midfielder Sebastián Eguren will be part of Villarreal CF's UEFA Champions League plans for next season after making his loan move from Hammarby permanent.

Sebastián Eguren in action for Villarreal
Sebastián Eguren in action for Villarreal ©Getty Images

Pellegrini impressed
The 27-year-old, capped nine times by Uruguay, joined Villarreal in a temporary move from the Swedish side in January and impressed manager Manuel Pellegrini in his 15 Primera División games for the club, aiding them to a second-place finish and a guaranteed 2008/09 UEFA Champions League group stage berth. Eguren has seven minutes' experience of that competition when he made a substitute appearance in December 2005 at Olympique Lyonnais for Rosenborg BK, his first European club after leaving Montevideo Wanderers FC.