Melo makes Almeria move
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Almeria have completed their first signing of the summer with the capture of Felipe Melo.Newly-promoted Almeria have completed their first signing of the summer with the capture of midfielder Felipe Melo.
The Brazilian joins from Racing Santander with whom he has spent the previous two seasons.
Although financial details of the transfer have not been released, it is understood that the South American, who was under contract at Racing, becomes the most expensive signing in Almeria's history.
The 24-year-old, who has penned a five-year contract, has spent the past three seasons in Spain, originally joining Mallorca in January 2005 before switching to Racing some six months later.
He was a regular during his time with the Cantabrian outfit and his signing will give a real boost to Almeria's hopes of maintaining their top-flight status next term.