Villarreal hand contract extensions to Rukavina, Bonera

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Villarreal have announced the contract extensions of defensive pair Antonio Rukavina and Daniele Bonera, who will now be at the services of Marcelino for the 2016-17 campaign.

In the case of Rukavina, the 32-year-old has penned a two-year deal and has been a reliable option since joining in 2014, making 63 appearances for the club to date in all competitions. 

Bonera, meanwhile, has agreed to stay at the Liga side for a further year, having joined last September as a free agent.

The 35-year-old played 16 times in all competitions last term, earning himself a further 12 months thanks to his similarly steady performances.

And with Eric Bailly - one of Villarreal's standout defenders last season - already having signed for Manchester United, Bonera looks to feature more heavily in 2016-17.