Antolin Alcaraz joins Las Palmas on free transfer after Everton exit

Primera Division newcomers Las Palmas have signed Paraguay international Antolin Alcaraz.

Alcaraz, 33, was available on a free after his contract with Everton ran out at the end of last season following two years at Goodison Park.

The Canary Islands club announced in a statement on their official website that the defender, who has won 24 caps for his country, has agreed a one-year deal with the option of a further year on top of that.

Las Palmas are back in the Spanish top flight after a 13-year absence having won promotion from the Segunda Division alongside Real Betis and Sporting Gijon last season.