Zaragoza signs Postiga and Luis Garcia

Zaragoza signs Postiga and Luis Garcia

Published Sep. 2, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Financially stricken Zaragoza signed Portugal striker Helder Postiga and Luis Garcia before the close of the transfer deadline.

The Spanish club says on Thursday it signed Postiga from Sporting Lisbon for the next three seasons while former Spain forward Garcia joins from rival Espanyol for the next three years.

Zaragoza also loaned Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche to Villarreal for the season.

Zaragoza reportedly has debts of 134 million ($192 million) and is one of six Spanish clubs in the topflight in bankruptcy protection. A private investment fund previously provided most of the transfer fee to sign goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez Gago.


Zaragoza opened the season with a 6-0 loss to Real Madrid.