Japanese club Cerezo Osaka has signed Brazilian midfielder Fabio Simplicio on a full transfer from AS Roma.

The 32-year-old Simplicio signed a one-year contract with the Osaka team which has been struggling and is currently in 15th place in the 18-team J-League standings.

Simplicio said on the team's official website ''I know Cerezo has had some difficult times lately and I look forward to helping them as soon as I can.''

Simplicio scored 58 goals over 12 seasons with Brazilian side Sao Paulo and Italian clubs Parma, Palermo and Roma.