Mallorca unveil Hutton and Tissone
New Real Mallorca signing Alan Hutton says he is excited about joining the La Liga club on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.
Hutton, who spent two months on loan at Nottingham Forest in late 2012 and has not featured for Villa under Paul Lambert this term, was presented to reporters at Mallorca's Estadio San Moix after completing a medical on Tuesday morning.
The Scotland international said he had turned down offers from elsewhere and was ready to play and give everything for his new side.
"I hope to give all I can, I am very excited to arrive at this club," Hutton said. "I had other offers, but I was only focused on coming to Mallorca and La Liga. I am fit to play. I am coming to Mallorca to give everything for the team."
Hutton, 28, said he had heard good things about the club from his new team-mate and former Tottenham Hotspur colleague Giovani Dos Santos prior to signing.
"I learned of Mallorca's interest about two months ago," he said. "Straight away I told my agent it was my first and only option."
Hutton was accompanied at the unveiling by Mallorca majority shareholder Llorenc Serra Ferrer and fellow new signing Fernando Tissone, who has rejoined the islanders on loan from Sampdoria, after spending all of the 2011-12 at San Moix.
Tissone, 26, said he was happy to be rejoining the club, after making just six starts during the first half of the Serie A season.
"Just like Alan I would like to thank the president for the chance to come back to Mallorca for a second time," the Italian-Argentine midfielder said. "I am coming here excited about helping the team to achieve its objective of survival. We have lots of games in front of us. I want to work, to play and to enjoy myself here. It was easy to make the decision to come back to Mallorca and lend a hand."
Enjoyment has been in short supply at Mallorca lately as the team has taken just six points from the last 48 points available. Sunday's 3-2 loss at home to Malaga was their third in a row, and Joaquin Caparros' side now lie 19th in the Primera Division table.
Serra Ferrer nevertheless backed his under pressure coach on Monday, saying: "Caparros will continue. The team played well against Malaga, the dressing-room is committed and we are just three points from safety."