Atletico Madrid announce signing of Sinama Pongolle

July 4th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, July 4 (DPA) Spanish giants Atletico Madrid announced the signing of Florent Sinama Pongolle from Recreativo Huelva, for an undisclosed fee. Sinama Pongolle, 23 will sign a four-year contract with Atletico and will be presented to the media Monday.

He scored 22 goals in two successful seasons for Huelva, after joining in July 2006 from Liverpool.

He is Atletico’s third summer signing, after defenders Johnny Heitinga (Ajax) and Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina).

Atletico - who finished fourth in La Liga last season - are also close to signing French goalkeeper Gregory Coupet (Lyon) and midfielder Paulo Assuncao (FC Porto).

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