Ezequiel Oscar Scarione joined Maccabi Tel Aviv FC as the 31-year-old Argentine midfielder signed for the club on a free transfer from Turkish outfit Kasimpasa.

Scarione, who successfully underwent a medical today, began his playing career at Boca Juniors youth academy scored 40 league goals in 94 appearances for Kasimpasa where he spent the last three seasons.

In 2011 the attacking midfielder (179cm), moved to St Gallen and scored 42 league goals in 88 league appearances before switching to Turkey.

Sports Director Jordi Cruyff told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to sign Oscar Scarione a player we have been negotiating with for almost a month. Oscar, who played under Shota Arveladze is a player whose qualities and ability will contribute to the team especially as he can play in several attacking positions”.

Oscar, who will wear the number 5 shirt, told Maccabi’s official website: “I am happy to join Maccabi Tel Aviv and looking forward to meet my new teammates and help the team reach its’ objectives. I am also very happy to play under Shota once again”.

Shota Arveladze added :”We are happy to sign a great player and hope he will be able to display his qualities and abilities”.