Javi Garcia completes switch to Real Betis from Zenit St Petersburg

Javi Garcia has joined Real Betis from Zenit St Petersburg, with the former Real Madrid and Manchester City midfielder signing a three-year contract.

Garcia, 30, spent two seasons with City before departing for Russia in August 2014.

A statement on the official Betis website on Monday confirmed the deal.

Garcia said: "I am very excited. Betis were my first choice because the club is making a great effort to put a competitive team together."