La Liga minnows Granada have announced on their official website that they have completed the signing of Malaga midfielder Manuel Iturra.
The Chilean arrives on a free transfer and has signed a three-year deal with the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes outfit.
Iturra had rejected a new contract offer from Malaga, but his move to Granada has come as a major surprise given that he had been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs.
Liverpool were among sides showing interest in the highly rated midfielder, but they have missed a great chance to sign a quality footballer completely free of charge.
Iturra opted to sign a one-year deal when he arrived at Malaga from Real Murcia, but he quickly proved his worth at the biggest stage.
The 28-year-old went on to make 25 La Liga appearances for los Boquerones, while featuring in no less than 8 Champions League matches this season.