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Fri Apr 25 09:05:00 SAST 2014

Atletico sign Diaz from Getafe

Reuters | 19 June, 2012 08:550 Comments
FC Barcelona v Getafe CF  - Liga BBVA
Lionel Messi of Barcelona (L) duels for the ball with Daniel Alberto Diaz of Getafe during the La Liga match at Camp Nou on April 10, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain
Image by: David Ramos / Getty Images

Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Argentina defender Daniel Diaz from Getafe on a two-year deal subject to a medical, the Europa League winners said on Monday.

The former Boca Juniors centre-back, 33, has spent the past five years with Getafe and won 12 international caps.

“He is a player with great personality and a tremendous winning character,” sports director Jose Luiz Perez Caminero said in a statement.

“We expect to him to bring his knowledge and experience to the defence and to help his younger colleagues to develop.”

Diaz becomes Atletico’s third reinforcement after the arrivals of Uruguay forward Cristian Rodriguez and Turkey midfielder Emre Belozoglu.

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