Rafa Navarro has arrived at Alaves from Real Betis but has been instantly loaned out to to French second division side Sochaux.
After two season at the Benito Villamarin, Navarro was restricted to just 23 appearances and he has now penned a three year contract with Alaves, of which they expect him to become a first team squad member next summer – having gained valuable playing time elsewhere.
Meanwhile, the club have been actively attempted a move for largely unknown talent Patrick Twumasi from Astana in Kazakhstan.
The Ghanaian midfielder, 24, has a current deal with the club until 2019 but Alaves officials are extremely keen and it is said that an agreement has already been reached between the Spanish club and the player.
Twumasi began his career with Red Bull Ghana in his homeland before gaining a move abroad to FC Spartaks in the Latvian Premier League.
16 goals in 31 games over two seasons saw him then gain moves elsewhere, with his best spell coming Astana, where he has now gained a reputation amongst some bigger European clubs.
The youngster who has won the Kazakhstan league four times and the Supercup – has been capped by his national side, representing them in the African Cup of Nations in 2016.