Atletico Madrid Sign Argentine Midfielder Augusto Fernandez

Updated: 01 January 2016 17:52 IST

Atletico Madrid announced that Augusto Fernandez signed a contract through to 2019 after passing a medical examination.

Atletico Madrid Sign Argentine Midfielder Augusto Fernandez
Augusto Fernandez played for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone at Argentine club River Plate in 2007-08. © AFP

Madrid:

Atletico Madrid have signed Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernandez from rival Spanish football club Celta Vigo at the start of the winter transfer window. (Atletico Madrid Lose to Malaga, Waste Chance to Top La Liga)

The 2014 La Liga champions announced that Fernandez signed a contract through to 2019 after passing a medical examination. (Thomas Partey's Goal Takes Atletico Madrid Into Copa Del Rey Last 16)

The 29-year-old Fernandez will help fill the void left by the injured Tiago Mendes.

Fernandez scored 10 goals in more than three seasons for Celta. He previously played for Atletico coach Diego Simeone at River Plate in 2007-08. (Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone Among Probables to Succeed Jose Mourinho at Chelsea F.C.)

Atletico are second in the Spanish league and have reached the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

Topics : Atletico Madrid Celta Vigo Football
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