Granada have officially announced the signing of 24-year-old winger, Edgar Mendez, who joins the Andaluz club on a four-year contract from neighbouring Almeria, who suffered relegation at the end of the 2014-15 season in La Liga.
The player will be unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, at the Nuevo Los Carmenes home of Los Rojiblancos, who have now made their first summer signing, following the contract renewal of manager Jose Ramon Sandoval, who dramatically saved them from suffering the same fate as Almeria.
Considered a potential target for both Everton and Arsenal earlier this year, his English agent Craig Honeyman of HSH Sports, revealed to HITC Sport on Monday that the player was "99% certain" to join Granada.
They didn't waste any time and amidst a wealth of interest from other clubs in La Liga, moved swiftly to put a lock on the deal. Club president Enrique Pina had confirmed this week the club currently have around eight player negotiations, all at a very advanced stage.
Edgar can perhaps be considered a late developer in football terms, having begun his apprenticeship with Real Madrid. Dropping into the lower leagues, he had spells with Atletico Ciudad, Real Betis B and Melilla, before signing for Almeria in 2012.
For the next couple of years, he spent time with their B team, plus loan spells with Real Jaen and Tenerife, before his opportunity finally came with the Almeria first-team for the 2014-15 campaign, which he didn't waste.
Edgar made 30 appearances and scored 4 goals in La Liga last season, and was considered one of the revelation players in the competition, for his lightning pace and the consistency of his performances.