Just hours after Atlético president Enrique Cerezo had told reporters that “transfers are on hold”, Getafe announced on their official website that they have sold defender Daniel Alberto ‘Cata’ Díaz to Atleti.
Multiple sources in the Spanish press report that the 32-year-old central defender, who has spent the last five seasons with the Azulones, will cost Atlético €1 million and will pen a two-year deal with los Colchoneros.
The Argentine-born footballer holds an Italian passport, so he will not be taking up one of our non-EU spots.
Prior to joining Getafe, the centre-back had played for Rosario Central (Argentina), Cruz Azul (Mexico), Colón (Argentina) and Boca Juniors.
The veteran defender has a reputation of being one mean, tough, badass dude.
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