Tuesday July 25 2017
Sporting sign Empoli's Barba

Sporting Gijon have continued rebuilding their squad following their relegation to La Liga 123 with the signing of Empoli defender Federico Barba.

The 23-year-old made 12 appearances for the Italian side last season as they were relegated from Serie A and he has now moved to the Asturian club although there has been no confirmation of contract length or a transfer fee, although it is rumoured to be €1m.

Barba joined Empoli for in a €250k deal from Grosseto in 2013 but failed to establish himself in the first-team and had a stint on loan at German club Stuttgart in 2016.

The former Italy Under-21 international will replace Jorge Mere, who last week joined FC Koln, in Sporting’s squad.

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