Baptista signing confirmed

Spanish outfit swoop for Brazilian forward

Baptista: Malaga signing

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Malaga have confirmed the signing of Brazil international Julio Baptista from Roma on a three-and-a-half year deal.

The 29-year-old, a former Sao Paulo, Sevilla, Real Madrid and Arsenal player, has already passed his medical with Manuel Pellegrini's side and will be officially unveiled by the Primera Liga club on Tuesday.

The Spanish outfit has splashed the cash already this winter, with attacking midfielder Baptista the fifth new face to join, following Ignacio Camacho, Sergio Asenjo, Enzo Maresca and Martin Demichelis.

Malaga moved out of the La Liga relegation zone on Sunday night with a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon.