Brazilian Assuncao signs with Atletico Madrid

July 7th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Madrid, July 7 (DPA) Football club Atletico Madrid has announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Paulo Assuncao from FC Porto. It is not clear how much Atletico will pay Porto for the 28-year-old, who has invoked article 17 of the FIFA statutes to unilaterally cancel his contract.

Atletico declared late Sunday night that they are “trying to reach a friendly agreement” with the Portuguese club.

Assuncao is Atletico’s fifth summer signing, after Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Florent Sinama Pongolle (Recreativo Huelva), John Heitinga (Ajax) and Tomas Ujfalusi (Fiorentina).

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