Sao Paulo signs Assuncao from Atletico Madrid

July 22nd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Paulo Assuncao has joined Sao Paulo on a one-year deal after ending his contract with Spanish football club Atletico Madrid by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old’s move follows eight seasons in Europe with Porto, AEK Athens and Atletico, reports Xinhua.

“I’ve experienced the best moments of my career at Atletico,” Assuncao told his former club’s official website Saturday.

Despite helping the Spanish club to the 2010 and 2012 Europa League titles, Assuncao requested a transfer after playing just 10 games in all competitions last year.

“I hope they do very well this season and achieve their objectives. Now I’m really excited about returning to Brazil and hope I can repay the faith Sao Paulo has shown,” he said.

Assuncao will be officially presented to the club’s fans next week but he is not expected to play his first match until August.

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