Motta signs for Atlético Madrid
Barça and Atlético have come to an agreement for the transfer of Motta to the ‘Mattress makers’. Barça will make 1 million € for the federative rights to the Italian-Brazilian and will receive 2 more if the player stays it the following season.
25 year old Thiago Motta has thus ended his eight years as part of FC Barcelona. The midfielder was
under contract until June 30, 2008, and will be staying in the Spanish League, but wearing the
colours of Atlético Madrid, who are back in Europe for the first time in seven seasons, and beat
Vojvodina of Serbia this week.
Motta has agreed terms for one season at Atlético, where he will be playing alongside two
other former Barça players in Luis Garcia and Simao.
Two Ligas and one Champions League
Thiago Motta, who
explained on Thursday
that he wanted to move to a team where he was guaranteed more time on the pitch, leaves the
club having won two Leagues, two Spanish Super Cups and one Champions League