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Atlético strike long-term deal with Tiago

Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 16.22CET
Club Atlético de Madrid have struck a two-year deal with former Portugal midfielder Tiago, who was loaned to the Spanish club by Juventus for much of the last two seasons.
Atlético strike long-term deal with Tiago
Tiago joins Atlético as a free agent, signing a two-year contract ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 16.22CET

Atlético strike long-term deal with Tiago

Club Atlético de Madrid have struck a two-year deal with former Portugal midfielder Tiago, who was loaned to the Spanish club by Juventus for much of the last two seasons.

Former Portugal midfielder Tiago has signed a two-year deal with Club Atlético de Madrid after spending much of the last two seasons on loan at the UEFA Europa League contenders.

The 30-year-old has had the remainder of his contract with Juventus cancelled, allowing him to strike a permanent deal with Atlético, who meet Norway's Strømsgodset IF in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie next week.

The former SC Braga, SL Benfica, Chelsea FC and Olympique Lyonnais player, who was capped 58 times by his country, has scored six times in 49 Spanish Liga games for Atlético. He did not feature in their 2009/10 UEFA Europa League triumph since he was cup-tied, having appeared for Juventus in the UEFA Champions League that season, when Atlético played in that group stage.

Last updated: 20/07/11 17.01CET

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