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Moreno agrees Atlético switch

Published: Wednesday 12 June 2002, 13.17CET
Javier Moreno has finally agreed his transfer from Milan AC to Club Atlético de Madrid.

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Published: Wednesday 12 June 2002, 13.17CET

Moreno agrees Atlético switch

Javier Moreno has finally agreed his transfer from Milan AC to Club Atlético de Madrid.

After lengthy negotiations, Javier Moreno has finally agreed his transfer from Milan AC to Club Atlético de Madrid.

Four-year contract
The Spanish forward has signed a four-year contract with the newly-promoted Spanish club after having passed a medical check-up at the Vicente Calderon stadium yesterday.

Golden season
The former CD Alavés player was crowned top scorer of the Spanish league in the 2000/01 season - a campaign in which he also reached the UEFA Cup final, although Alavés lost 5-4 on a 'golden goal' to Liverpool FC.

'I am happy'
"I did not really expect to move to Atlético," Moreno said. "But I am happy to return to Spain, and I feel good. The prospects presented to me by the club are very interesting, and they also include some major transfers to further strengthen the team."

Aragonés a factor
One of the reasons Moreno opted for a move to Atlético is the presence of coach Luis Aragonés. "He is a coach that knows perfectly well what he does," Moreno said. "He works very seriously and is very direct in what he does, so I think we are going to have a very good relationship."

Contract extensions
Atlético have also announced thaat they have extended the contracts of Portuguese striker Dani (by three years) and team captain and central defender Santi Denia (by four years).

Last updated: 12/06/02 15.44CET

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