Liga - Atletico snap up Cristian Rodriguez

Mon, 28 May 18:43:00 2012

Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Uruguay winger Cristian Rodriguez from Porto on a free transfer.

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Rodriguez will join the Europa League winners on a four-year deal subject to a medical and will sign his contract after Uruguay's World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Venezuela and Peru next month, Atletico said on their website (

The 26-year-old, who has 47 caps for Uruguay and an Italian passport, has been at Porto for four seasons and previously played for Benfica and Paris St Germain. He is known as "the onion" because of his reputation for making defenders cry.

"He is a very quick player, attacking and with a lot of character, a winner," Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said.

"He will give us a lot of options in attack because he is multi-purpose and can play on either wing, whether taking defenders on or cutting inside onto his other foot."


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  1. four years ago, this guy became a synonim for treason­ in portugal, and he was despised by all benfica fans;­ welcomed by porto supporters, yes... but go ask their­ opinion now. lousy character. lousy signing.

    From big bang, on Tue 29 May 11:00
  2. if football would not only for money, atletico would­ win everything--smart signings

    From Pavel, on Tue 29 May 6:26
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