Cifu joins Malaga on loan from second-tier Elche

Malaga have announced the signing of winger Cifu on loan from Segunda Division side Elche.

The 25-year-old right-sided player will remain at Malaga for the rest of the season and is due to undertake his first training session with his new team-mates on Wednesday after completing his medical tests on Tuesday.

Cifu spent last season on loan with Girona, helping them reach the La Liga promotion playoffs where they were beaten by Real Zaragoza. He has made 18 appearances for Elche this season.

Cifu's arrival follows the loan signing of Chelsea's left-sided winger Christian Atsu on Monday.