Liverpool have completed the signing of Spanish winger Antonio Nunez from Real Madrid on a three-year contract.
The 25-year-old arrives at Anfield as a makeweight in the deal that took Michael Owen to Madrid.
“Nunez trained with his new team-mates at Melwood on Tuesday after passing a medical,” said a statement on the Liverpool website.
He admitted he was delighted to be joining Liverpool.
“Even if Owen hadn’t signed for Madrid, I already had an offer from Liverpool and I knew that the manager was keen to sign me, which is something to be proud of,” said Nunez.
“Last season, I found out how hard it would be to play at Real and I know Liverpool will be the same, but I hope to get some more minutes on the pitch.
“It is never going to be satisfactory leaving the best team in the world, but playing for Liverpool is a dream come true for any player.”