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Malaga sign Julio Baptista from Roma

Malaga have signed Brazilian attacker Julio Baptista from Roma according to Jose Carlos Perez, who is a close aide of club owner Sheikh Al-Thani.

Baptista has struggled to get playing time at Roma under Claudio Ranieri this season and he has been long linked with a move back to La Liga and to Malaga.

“He has signed for two-and-a-half years and the transfer is €2 million with Roma,” Perez, according to Sky Sports.

Malaga will be Baptista’s third Liga club after his time at Sevilla and Real Madrid. Perez also added that Malaga will be signing Atletico Madrid duo Ignacio Camacho and Sergio Asenjo during the January transfer window.

“Camacho will remain for the season and four more. There may be an option to re-purchase. In principle, there is also an agreement with Asenjo.”