Serie A strugglers Catania have signed Maxi Lopez on a permanent transfer from Russian club FC Moscow.
The Argentinian striker has penned down a contract with the Sicilian outfit until June 2013.
The 25-year-old former Barcelona player joins Catania having played on loan at Brazilian side Gremio since February 2009.
"Catania Calcio announces the acquisition of the sporting rights of Maximiliano Gaston Lopez," read a statement from the club.
"Maxi Lopez has signed a contract witch will keep him at the Rossazzurre until 30 June 2013."
Catania are second from bottom in the Serie A standings, three points off safety after 20 games.
Source: Sporting Life