Atletico Madrid have agreed to
sign Uruguay forward Cristian Rodriguez from Portugal's Porto on
a free transfer, the La Liga club said on Monday.
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 Saint-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
"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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