Official: Espanyol sign Romaric from Sevilla as Luis Garcia joins Real Zaragoza

The Catalan club have had a busy deadline day, after securing the services of the Ivorian midfielder, but have sold the 30-year-old attacker
Espanyol have confirmed the signing of Sevilla midfielder Romaric, and the sale of striker Luis Garcia to Real Zaragoza.

The Ivory Coast international will initially join on loan for the season, but has an agreement in place for a permanent transfer for next summer, where he will sign a three-year contact.

The 28-year-old has spent the past three years with the Andalusian outfit, notching up over 80 league appearances.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino's men have lost a player in the form of club captain Garcia, who has been snapped up by La Liga rivals Real Zaragoza on a free transfer.

The ex-Mallorca striker, 30, has penned a three-year deal with his new employers, but leaves with 47 league goals to his name, a Copa del Rey winners medal and a Uefa Cup runners-up medal.