Official: Espanyol sign striker Kalu Uche from Neuchatel

The African forward has agreed to join the Catalan club after the Swiss side's expulsion from the Super League, while Atletico have decided to loan out goalkeeper Joel Robles


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Espanyol have announced that they have completed the signing of Neuchatel striker Kalu Uche.

The Nigeria international had been on the lookout for a new club after Neuchatel were thrown out of the Swiss Super League for falsifying a bank document provided as a financial guarantee in 2011.

He has signed an 18-month deal with Espanyol, who were lacking numbers in attack following injuries to Alvaro Vazquez and Sergio Garcia in recent weeks.

The former Almeria striker joins the Catalan side on the same day as the La Liga outfit signed Inter's Coutinho on loan until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano have confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles on a six-month loan deal.

The Spain Under-21 international is the third Atletico player to move to Vallecas in January, following in the footsteps of Diego Costa and Jorge Pulido.

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