Norwich City are closing-in on the signing of Villarreal defender Xavi Quintilla, as per a report in Marca.

The left-back made a total of 23 appearances for the Yellow Submarine this season and this news that he is being allowed to leave may come as somewhat of a surprise.

The 23-year-old will join Norwich on a season-long loan deal with a compulsory purchase option being activated automatically if the Canaries win promotion back to the Premier League.