Sporting Gijon have announced they will sign Xavier Torres from fellow LaLiga outfit Real Betis.
Sporting Gijon have announced they will sign Xavier Torres from fellow La Liga outfit Real Betis.
Torres, 29, will link up with Gijon on a one-year deal pending the results of a medical on Tuesday.
The defensive midfielder came through the youth ranks at Villarreal, before moving to Alicante in 2006.
In 2007 he was signed to Barcelona's B side, but managed to make two appearances in the first team under Pep Guardiola.
Torres then moved on to Malaga in 2009, which included a two-year loan stint at Levante, before moving on to Betis in 2013.
He has made a total of 140 appearances in La Liga and brings plenty of experience to the Gijon midfield, after they survived relegation on the final day last term.