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Gabi returns for second spell at Atlético

Published: Tuesday 5 July 2011, 21.43CET
Club Atlético de Madrid have brought former Spanish Under-21 international midfielder Gabi back to the capital from Liga rivals Real Zaragoza for a reported fee of about €3m.
Gabi returns for second spell at Atlético
Gabi made 135 league appearances for Zaragoza before returning to Atlético ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 5 July 2011, 21.43CET

Gabi returns for second spell at Atlético

Club Atlético de Madrid have brought former Spanish Under-21 international midfielder Gabi back to the capital from Liga rivals Real Zaragoza for a reported fee of about €3m.

Midfielder Gabi has rejoined UEFA Europa League contenders Club Atlético de Madrid from Real Zaragoza for a fee reportedly in the region of €3m.

Gabi returns to Atlético, where he came through the ranks to make 58 Liga appearances, on a four-year contract after four seasons with Zaragoza. "I have had some great times away from here but I always wanted to come back," said the former Spanish Under-21 international. "We will have to work very hard this season to finish in the top four. That's what the club and the fans deserve."

The 27-year-old left the Vicente Calderón in 2007 for Zaragoza, where he played 135 league games and scored 16 goals. Atlético will enter the UEFA Europa League in the third qualifying round having finished seventh in the Liga last term.

Last updated: 06/07/11 11.30CET

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