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Atlético tie down in-form Raúl García

Published: Monday 17 February 2014, 19.44CET
Club Atlético de Madrid midfielder Raúl García, 27, has agreed terms on a three-year contract extension that ties him to the Rojiblancos until June 2018.
Atlético tie down in-form Raúl García
Raúl García is Atlético's second-highest goalscorer this season ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 17 February 2014, 19.44CET

Atlético tie down in-form Raúl García

Club Atlético de Madrid midfielder Raúl García, 27, has agreed terms on a three-year contract extension that ties him to the Rojiblancos until June 2018.

Club Atlético de Madrid have received a boost ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg at AC Milan after midfielder Raúl García agreed to remain with the Rojiblancos until June 2018.

The 27-year-old – whose previous deal was due to expire next summer – has played a crucial role for Diego Simeone's side this season, registering 14 goals in 33 games in all competitions, including three in six UEFA Champions League appearances.

Speaking ahead of Atlético's departure to Italy, Raúl García said: "I'm so happy this deal has been reached. Both the club and I wanted our association to continue as I feel very at home here. Things are working out well [for us this season] and we are all working hard so we can remain on this path."

The former Spanish Under-21 international arrived at Atlético in 2007 from CA Osasuna, where he returned on loan for the 2011/12 campaign. He has scored 19 goals in 170 top-flight matches for the Colchoneros while collecting UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Copa del Rey honours.

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