Malaga have announced the signing of winger Cifu on loan from Segunda Division side Elche.
The 25-year-old right-sided player will remain at Malaga for the rest of the season and is due to undertake his first training session with his new team-mates on Wednesday after completing his medical tests on Tuesday.
They had little over 36 hours to save their club, and in the end, they did so with six hours to spare. It was just after 6 p.m. on Friday when Elche announced that next season they will play in the Segunda Division. The league had confirmed it and outside the stadium, a group of relieved fans let off fireworks, celebrating. The town's mayor, Carlos Gonzalez, who had led the rescue team working against the clock, called it "quite a feat."
A feat? Fireworks? Playing in the second division? For a...
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Spanish club Elche's appeals and ruled that they must be relegated from the Primera to the Segunda Division after non-payment of taxes and wages to players.
Elche, who finished the season in 13th place, will be replaced by Eibar, who get a reprieve having finished third bottom.
Getafe have appointed Fran Escriba as their new coach on a three-year deal, the Primera Division club announced on Friday.
The 50-year-old Spaniard, who resigned from Elche this week after three years in charge, becomes Getafe's fourth manager since last summer, following on from Cosmin Contra, Quique Sanchez Flores and caretaker Pablo Franco.
A statement from Getafe read: "Getafe and Fran Escriba have today reached an agreement for the next three seasons. The coach will be unveiled to the media...