Thursday January 13 2011
Official: Cicinho joins Villarreal

Villarreal have officially signed Cicinho from Roma, while Gergeley Rudolf moves from Genoa to Bari on loan.

It had already been reported yesterday that full-back Cicinho was close to the Spanish side and the transfer was confirmed this evening.

The Brazilian arrives at Villarreal on loan until the end of the season and will be presented at their El Madrigal stadium tomorrow.

It is a return to La Liga for Cicinho, who has also played for Real Madrid, while he and Giuseppe Rossi will face Napoli in the Europa League next month.

Elsewhere, Genoa forward Rudolf has agreed a loan switch to bottom of the table Bari.

“The formula for the move is a loan until the end of the season,” explained agent Nicola Pecini on

“The objective is to play consistently so that he can return to Genoa stronger than before. Serie A is very difficult and to emerge you need regular playing time.

“This is why the decision was made by both parties to go for this loan spell.”

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