Real Zaragoza have beaten Birmingham City in the race for Atletico Madrid midfielder Peter Luccin.

The Frenchman will sign a four-year contract with Zaragoza today after Atletico accepted a £1.6 million offer from their Primera Liga rivals yesterday.

The clincher for Zaragoza was the presence of coach Victor Fernandez, who has worked with Luccin when the pair were together at Celta Vigo.