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Brazilian defender Miranda moves to Atlético

Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 19.22CET
João Miranda admitted he was looking to stay at Club Atlético de Madrid "for as long as possible" after agreeing a three-year deal following his free transfer from São Paulo FC.
Brazilian defender Miranda moves to Atlético
João Miranda (right) spent five seasons at São Paulo before joining Atlético ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 19.22CET

Brazilian defender Miranda moves to Atlético

João Miranda admitted he was looking to stay at Club Atlético de Madrid "for as long as possible" after agreeing a three-year deal following his free transfer from São Paulo FC.

Club Atlético de Madrid have signed Brazilian international defender João Miranda on a free transfer from São Paulo FC.

The 26-year-old centre-back has agreed a three-year deal at the Vicente Calderón. "I'm only thinking of giving my all in order to stay here for as long as possible," he said. "As a defender, I'm quick and have technical ability and can fit into any style of play."

Miranda, who has six senior international caps to his name, made 20 appearances during a spell at Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in 2005/06. "When I came to Europe the first time I wasn't as ready as I am today," he said. Los Rojiblancos have already captured Gabi and Sílvio this summer and will enter the UEFA Europa League in the third qualifying round.

Last updated: 12/07/11 21.31CET

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