La Liga: Atletico Madrid sign full-back Jesus Gamez from Malaga
Last Updated: 08/08/14 5:16pm
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have signed full-back Jesus Gamez from Malaga on a three-year contract.
The 29-year-old has spent his entire career at La Rosaleda, making 266 league appearances for Malaga, but swaps the south coast for the capital and a shot at defending the Primera Division title.
Atletico director of sport Jose Luis Perez Caminero told the club's official website: "Gamez is a right-back with quality and expertise that strengthens our defence and improves the verticality of the team.
"His versatility will allow us to variate our defensive plays and his experience will be useful to the group."
Gamez passed a medical on Friday morning before committing himself to three seasons at the Vicente Calderon.
Heading out of Madrid is French midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, who has moved to Wolfsburg on a two-year loan.
The 23-year-old arrived from St Etienne in September but failed to make an impact at Atletico and rejoined Les Verts for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
An Atletico statement wished Guilavogui good luck in his new role with the Bundesliga outfit.