posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 12:45 PM
Racing Santander have swooped for Italian centre back Alessandro Pierini.
The 31-year-old fomer Italy international defender joins on a season-long loan from Udinese where he had slipped out of the first-team picture.
The Cantabrian outfit completed a busy transfer deadline day by moving for Atletico Madrid striker Javier Arizmendi.
The 20-year-old hit-man has also agreed a season-long loan switch in a bid to gain valuable first-team action.
Arizmendi made the breakthrough to the Atletico first team last season, making four senior appearances, but has been allowed to leave to garner
Racing do not have an option to convert either of the deals into permanent transfers.