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Pancrate to boost Betis bid

Published: Thursday 1 February 2007, 7.19CET
Primera División transfers: Real Zaragoza and lowly Real Betis Balompié strengthened by signing Gustavo Nery and Fabrice Pancrate on deadline day.

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Published: Thursday 1 February 2007, 7.19CET

Pancrate to boost Betis bid

Primera División transfers: Real Zaragoza and lowly Real Betis Balompié strengthened by signing Gustavo Nery and Fabrice Pancrate on deadline day.

With the transfer window having closed at midnight, uefa.com rounds up last-day signings involving clubs in the Spanish Primera División.

Real Zaragoza have signed Gustavo Nery on loan from Brazilian club SC Corinthians until the end of the season for €450,000. The 29-year-old midfielder, capped ten times by Brazil, travels to Europe for a second spell following a brief stint at Werder Bremen in Germany. Zaragoza have an option to make the move permanent.

Real Betis Balompié have completed the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain FC forward Fabrice Pancrate until June. The 26-year-old, who joined PSG in 2004 and won the French Cup last term, is the Seville-based club's third winter signing after Juan Pablo Caffa and Branko Ilič. Meanwhile, Betis have agreed to extend Jorge Wagner's loan at São Paulo FC until the end of the season. The Brazilian club have also secured the loan of RCD Espanyol's Fredson Camara until August with an option to buy.

A week after being released by R. Standard de Liège, FC Porto defender Areias has joined RC Celta de Vigo on loan. The 29-year-old full-back spent four seasons at SC Beira-Mar before a move to the Estádio do Dragão in summer 2004. He played just nine Liga games for Porto before spending the following seasons on loan at Boavista FC and Standard. Areias represented the Belgian club in a UEFA Cup match against Celta earlier in the season and will therefore be ineligible for the Spanish side when they meet FC Spartak Moskva in the Round of 32.

César Martín has left Levante UD after they agreed to terminate his contract. The 29-year-old defender, who arrived last summer after seven seasons at RC Deportivo La Coruña, has featured in just five league and cup games, starting just once.

CG Tarragona will present Tobias Grahn today after the former Sweden midfielder passed a medical late last night. The 26-year-old, who scored six goals in 15 league games on loan at Odense BK this term, has signed on a temporary basis from fellow Danish outfit AGF Åarhus. The Catalan club recently signed César Navas, José María Calvo and Sebastien Chabaud.

Last updated: 01/02/07 14.17CET

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