Real loan Uruguay international Diogo to Zaragoza

August 23, 2006

MADRID, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Real Madrid have loaned out Uruguay defender Carlos Diogo to Real Zaragoza until the end of the season, the two Primera Liga sides said on Wednesday.

Diogo, who can play on the right side of midfield and at full back, joined Real from River Plate of Argentina in July 2005 but was given few opportunities in the first team after the Spaniards signed Brazilian fullback Cicinho the following January.

Zaragoza finished 11th in the Primera Liga last season, but have since strengthened their squad with the addition of Argentine midfielders Pablo Aimar and Andres D'Alessandro.