Celta Vigo have signed Sasa Ilic on loan from Partizan Belgrade as they seek to strengthen their squad ahead of what promises to be a tense battle to avoid relegation.

Ilic’s signing comes amid a rash of late transfer activity in Spain. Espanyol brought in Aston Villa’s Mustapha Hadji and Valladolid signed Paraguayan prospect Diego Figueredo. American pre-Olympic tournament.

Among other moves on Monday, Real Zaragoza captured Spanish midfielder Jose Maria Movilla from Atletico Madrid, Albacete signed Barcelona full-back Fernando Navarro on loan and Real Mallorca snapped up Argentine midfielder Guillermo Pereyra from River Plate.