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Baptistão joins Betis on loan from Atlético

Published: Saturday 11 January 2014, 16.40CET
Real Betis Balompié have strengthened their squad with the acquisition of forward Léo Baptistão, who joins on loan from Club Atlético de Madrid until the end of 2013/14.
Baptistão joins Betis on loan from Atlético
Léo Baptistão (right) in UEFA Champions League action with Atlético ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Saturday 11 January 2014, 16.40CET

Baptistão joins Betis on loan from Atlético

Real Betis Balompié have strengthened their squad with the acquisition of forward Léo Baptistão, who joins on loan from Club Atlético de Madrid until the end of 2013/14.

Real Betis Balompié have strengthened their squad for the second half of the season with the capture of Léo Baptistão on loan from Club Atlético de Madrid.

The 21-year-old Brazilian has made just five league appearances for Diego Simeone's men this campaign, and joins Liga's bottom club until the end of the season. The forward arrived in Spain as a 16-year-old at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid before signing a five-year deal at Atlético in the summer. "I am coming to a great club with fantastic fans," he said after joining Betis. "I am very happy and eager to get to work and to help out in every way I can."

The Seville club host FC Rubin Kazan in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie on 20 February, with the return in Russia taking place the following Thursday.

Last updated: 13/01/14 12.46CET

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