33 – year-old experienced midfielder Albert Dorca has become one of a trio of players signing up for Elche as they get ready for their 2016-2017 campaign. Dorca was out of contract with Real Zaragoza where he had been for the last two seasons, and was signed for Real Murcia by Elche’s new sporting director Chuti.

Making a return to Elche is the 37-year-old defender Sergio Pelegrín, who made 120 appearances for the Ilicitanos, before joining Alavés(pictured in their blue kit) last season, and 21-year-old Urtzi Iriondo has joined Elche on a year-long loan.