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Real Oviedo complete Carlos Martinez swoop

Real Oviedo have completed the signing of defender Carlos Martinez on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old joined Real Sociedad in 1999 and played over 200 first team games for the Basque club, helping them to varied success in La Liga, having developed through the various youth stages and the B team.

Having had several injury problems in recent years, Martinez was released by La Real this summer and has now penned a deal with second division Oviedo on a one-year basis.

The deal does include the option to extend for a further season, dependent on performances and fitness.

Oviedo, who finished seventh last season in the second division – have already been busy bolstering their squad for next season, signing Sergio Tejera, Richard Boateng and Nereo Champagne.

Boss Juan Antonio Anquela adds to his side’s defensive options at the club with Martinez’ signing.

Oviedo’s last spell in La Liga was back in the 2000/2001 season and Anquela will be hoping to end a 19-year spell in the lower leagues.

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