Sporting Gijon have announced they will sign Xavier Torres from fellow La Liga outfit Real Betis.
Torres, 29, will link up with Gijon on a one-year deal pending the results of a medical on Tuesday.
The defensive midfielder came through the youth ranks at Villarreal, before moving to Alicante in 2006.
In 2007 he was signed to Barcelona’s B side, but managed to make two appearances in the first team under Pep Guardiola.
Torres then moved on to Malaga in 2009, which included a two-year loan stint at Levante, before moving on to Betis in 2013.
He has made a total of 140 appearances in La Liga and brings plenty of experience to the Gijon midfield, after they survived relegation on the final day last term.