Ponce leads Granada double swoop

Granada have signed Roma striker Ezequiel Ponce on a season-long loan and wrapped up a deal for former Troyes defender Matthieu Saunier.

Ponce is a 19-year-old forward who scored 10 goals in 11 matches for Roma’s Primavera team last season, his first since joining from Newell’s Old Boys.

Granada remain in dire need of new attackers after losing Youssef El-Arabi, Isaac Success, Adalberto Penaranda and Ruben Rochina.

The Andalusians have also brought in Saunier to bolster their central defence, which had been weakened by the departures of Ricardo Costa and Jean Sylvain Babin.

Saunier, 26, made 139 appearances for Troyes prior to their relegation from Ligue 1 last term and represented France at Under-17 and Under-20 levels.

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