Spanish midfielder Javier Farinos has joined Real Mallorca on a two-year contract from Inter.

Mallorca said the 26-year-old former Valencia player would be on loan for the first season before the deal becomes permanent in 12 months time.

The midfielder joined Inter from Valencia in June 2000 but failed to establish himself as a first-team player at the Serie A club.

He spent the 2002-03 season at Villarreal and will be reunited with the club’s former coach Benito Floro, who is now in charge at Mallorca.

“He was our number one choice to strengthen the midfield,” said Mallorca president Mateu Alemany.