Victor Sanchez signs for Espanyol

Espanyol have confirmed the signing of Victor Sanchez, following the Spanish player’s release by Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax.

The Barcelona-based side announced they had agreed a deal to sign the midfielder on a three-and-a-half-year contract, after his previous employers were expelled from the Swiss top flight over administrative and financial issues.

He becomes their third signing of the window, after Philippe Coutinho joined from Inter Milan and another ex-Neuchatel player – Nigerian striker Kalu Uche.

A statement on Espanyol’s official website read: "Victor Sanchez, who has signed for us until 30th of June of 2015, arrives with our team to contribute with his versatility in the midfield or in defensive tasks, as well as with his experience gained in the different teams he has played for."