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Tiago joins Atletico Madrid

July 20, 2011

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Portugal midfielder Tiago after he left Juventus.

Tiago Mendes
GettyImagesTiago has turned his loan deal at Atletico into a permanent contract

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Tiago, 30, who had his contract with Juve terminated by mutual consent, has signed a two-year deal with Atletico, with whom he spent last season on loan.

Tiago struggled to make an impact in Turin, making just 42 appearances for the club after joining the Serie A outfit in 2007 from Lyon.

A statement on the Atletico website read: "Tiago is an Atletico Madrid player after his contract with Juventus was terminated and he has signed a two-year deal with the Red and Whites.''

The Portugal international, who had one year left on his contract with the Bianconeri, will get the chance to make his first appearance since signing permanently in Atletico's Europa League third qualifying round tie against Stromsgodset on July 28.