Villarreal sign Martinuccio
Villarreal have signed Argentinian forward Alejandro Martinuccio on a six-month loan from Fluminense, the Spanish club have announced.
The 24-year-old former Penarol player will join up with his new team-mates tomorrow after the clubs beat the transfer deadline to push the deal through.
In a statement, Villarreal said: "Villarreal CF and Fluminense FC have reached a transfer agreement for the Argentinian forward Alejandro Martinuccio, who will be a part of the first team until the end of the current season."
Brazilian club Fluminense, in their own statement, said the deal contained an option for Villarreal to buy Martinuccio in the summer.
Martinuccio struggled for form following his move from Uruguayans Penarol to Fluminense last year, and managed just one goal in 15 appearances.
Villarreal are in relegation danger, languishing 18th in the 20-team Liga.