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Ximo bounces back to La Liga with Alaves deal

Ximo bounces back to La Liga with Alaves deal

Alaves have completed the signing of Las Palmas defender Ximo Navarro on a three-year contract, the La Liga club have confirmed.

The 28-year-old moved to the Gran Canarian side last summer after impressing for Almeria but he could do very little about their relegation to the second division and therefore – saw his contract terminated at the club.

Having impressed during his 31 appearances last season, the defender has now arrived at Alaves, where he has become the club’s second summer signing after Jony arrived from Malaga.

Born in Granada, Andalusia, Navarro progressed through the various youth stages at Mallorca in 2009, before making a senior debut for the club’s second string.

Navarro was loaned out to Recreativo after suffering relegation with the B side in 2011 and it was with them that he began to develop a string of good performances.

Spells with Cordoba and Almeria would follow, before penning a three year contract with Las Palmas in 2017.

He will now compete with Carlos Martín Vigaray for the current right back spot in Alaves’ side next season.

Aside from bolstering his defensive options, coach Abelardo is keen to look for attacking options – having lost Munir El Haddadi, who returned to Barcelona following his loan deal last season.

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