Las Palmas sign Samper & Aquilani

Las Palmas have confirmed the signings of midfielders Sergi Samper and Alberto Aquilani.

Samper arrives on a season-long loan from Barcelona, although Las Palmas do not have an option to buy the 22-year-old.

The Blaugrana youth product spent last season at Granada, making 23 appearances for the Andalusians prior to their relegation from La Liga.

Joining Samper at Gran Canaria is Aquilani, who joins on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old has agreed a two-year contract with the islanders and will touch down on Saturday ahead of finalising his transfer.

Aquilani began his career at Roma, before moving to Liverpool in 2009 as a replacement for Xabi Alonso.

However, the Italian struggled with injuries and went on to play for Juventus, Milan, Fiorentina, Sporting CP, Pescara and Sassuolo.

He also played 38 times and scored five times for his country, representing them at the 2013 Confederations Cup and the World Cup a year later.

Both players will try to fill the gaps left by Roque Mesa and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

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