Sporting swoop for Chile ace
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old was linked with Sporting earlier this summer, but Hugo Viana's move to Newcastle put paid to a potential swap deal.
Contreras has now agreed terms on a one-year loan deal, with a view to a permanent move, after Sporting made a new bid for the South American.
"Sporting is a team that always wants to win all, whenever it plays and that is something that motivates any player that wants to win titles," said Contreras.
"I have spoken with Rodrigo Tello and Leonardo Veliz. They told me that Sporting is a great institution and has a very good structure. Veliz told me that Sporting is as good as any big team from Europe."