Villarreal have signed Fluminense striker Alejandro Martinuccio on a six-month loan.

The 24-year-old former Penarol player will join up with his new team-mates on Thursday after the clubs beat the transfer deadline to push the deal through.

In a statement, Villarreal said: "Villarreal CF and Fluminense FC have reached a transfer agreement for the Argentinian forward Alejandro Martinuccio, who will be a part of the Submarine first team until the end of the current season."