View Full Version : Mista completes Atletico Madrid move

07-28-2006, 06:19 AM
The striker has penned a four-year contract after becoming surplus to requirements at the Mestalla following Valencia's acquisition of Fernando Morientes from Liverpool.

He is Atletico's sixth close-season signing, joining fellow new-boys Sergio Aguero, Costinha, Ze Castro, Mariano Pernia and Yourkas Seitaridis at the Vicente Calderon.

Mista, 27, was used mostly as a substitute by Valencia last season and he is desperate to get some first-team football under his belt.

"I want to feel important again," he said. "Last season was very difficult for me but now I am keen to give my all for this club."

Mista will be competing with Fernando Torres, Mateja Kezman and Argentinian prodigy Sergio Aguero for a spot up front.

"It is positive to have so many important strikers at the club and is a good problem for the coach," Mista added.

"I am here to help the team how I can

atletico snapped up mista..good buy for atletico madrid and hopefully they can get a european spot this season in spain..:)