Levante have announced the signing of former Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.
The Germany international had been without a club following the expiration of his short-term contract with Schalke at the end of the 2020/21 season.
The centre-back was in talks to join Italian outfit Torino last month, although the Serie A side opted not to take a punt on the 29-year-old.
Levante promptly swooped and have subsequently handed the defender an 18-month contract at the Estadio Ciudad.
An excerpt of a club statement read:
“Levante UD has reached an agreement with Shkodran Mustafi (04/17/1992, Bad Hersfeld, Germany) for the incorporation of the footballer to the ranks of the Levantine team until June 2023, with the option of one more season.”
An elated Mustafi said:
“From the first moment I liked the idea of coming to Levante.”
He later added: ”
We are going to give everything to take the club as high as possible.”