Atletico snap up starlet
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Atletico Madrid have signed Spanish Under-21 international defender Juan Valera.Atletico Madrid have signed Spanish Under-21 international defender Juan Valera.
The 20-year-old full back has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at the Vicente Calderon after coming to the end of his contract at Real Murcia.
The Segunda outfit will receive compensation for the youngster, but Valera is delighted to have made the move to the capital club.
"Atletico is not just any club, it is a special club," he stated.
"Not only at national level, but also at European level it is a big club.
"It's very satisfying that a club like Atletico wanted me.
"I will try to pay them back with hard work, enthusiasm and will give everything I have for them."