Atletico swoop for Elias

Image: Flores: Signed Elias

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the capture of Brazil midfielder Elias from Corinthians.

La Liga club sign Brazilian midfielder

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the capture of Brazil midfielder Elias from Corinthians. Quique Sanchez Flores has moved quickly in the forthcoming January transfer window to sign the 25-year-old performer, who was presented at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Thursday. Elias, who was encouraged by former Real Madrid duo and Brazil internationals Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos to make the switch, has already begun training with his new team-mates and could make his debut on Monday at home to Racing Santander. "I always wanted to play for a Spanish team and Atletico is a great European club," he told a news conference in Madrid. "I work a lot for the team and my preferred position is centre midfield."

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