Espanyol secure Simao signature

The Catalan club revealed the 32-year-old has agreed a two-year

deal subject to passing a medical.

Simao, who has spent the last 18 months in Turkey with Besiktas,

is no stranger to Spanish football. He had a spell with Barcelona

earlier in his career, and has also spent three-and-a-half years at

Atletico Madrid, with whom he won the Europa League and European

Super Cup in 2010.

Espanyol, who begin the new top-flight season at Mallorca on

Saturday, have also bolstered their ranks with the signing of

Spanish World Cup-winning left-back Joan Capdevila this summer.