By Amir Mir

Jose Enrique has joined Spanish second tier side Real Zaragoza on a two-year deal, it was confirmed on Wednesday evening.

The club confirmed on their official website that the former Liverpool defender has joined the Spanish outfit, after being released early from his Reds contract in May.

The 30-year-old left-back joined the Merseyside club in 2011 from Newcastle for a transfer fee of £7 million, and he now returns to his roots in Spain with Zaragoza.

Here is the Spanish outfit announcing Enrique’s signing on their official Twitter account.

Former Spain Under-21 international Enrique made 99 appearances on Merseyside, but failed to make a single appearance under Brendan Rodgers or Jurgen Klopp during the last campaign.

Enrique joins a side that has not played in the Spanish top-flight since the 2012/13 La Liga campaign when they finished rock bottom.

However, Zaragoza only just missed out on a play-off place in the 2015/16 Segunda Division last season, as the club were edged out by Osasuna on goal difference.

Valencia-born Enrique has played for Newcastle, Villarreal and Celta Vigo, with his most memorable moment being the League Cup victory with Liverpool in 2012.

In other Liverpool transfer news, recently departed summer signing Joe Allen has revealed why he had to leave the club.