The 27-year-old will finally complete a six-month ban on September 14 for punching Internazionale's Nicolas Burdisso at the end of a Champions League game on March 6.

He was originally given a seven-month ban by FIFA after the unsavoury scenes at the Mestalla, only to have it reduced to six on appeal.

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Nonetheless, Los Che will have to start the season without the Spanish centre-back, who was unveiled by Mallorca on Friday.

He becomes Mallorca's fifth signing of the summer after German Lux, Borja Valero, Pierre Webo and Francisco Molinero.