Atlético announce Sílvio signing

Portugese defender joins from SC Braga

New Atletico Madrid defender Silvio (pic: TeamTalk)

New Atletico Madrid defender Silvio
(pic: TeamTalk)

Atlético Madrid have confirmed the signing of Portugese defender Sílvio from SC Braga on a five-year contract.

The club announced the signing of the 23-year-old right-back on its official website. He will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday at 12:30.

Sílvio confirmed to the media that he was joining Atleti way back in May, after Braga’s loss to Porto in the Europa League final.

However it has taken Atleti until today to confirm the move. The timing is suspicious – coming only a few hours after De Gea’s move to Manchester United was practically sealed.

Sílvio is a versatile defender who can also easily play at left-back. He has signed a deal with Atleti until 2016.

Sílvio is Atlético’s first official signing this transfer window.

With the arrival of Sílvio, which back four would you consider our best?

 


  • Ringo

    Silvio – Godin – Dominguez – Filipe

    Pretty easy choice, I guess, unless Perea is really consistent under Manzano, then he should start!

    I don’t know about Miranda, if he’s really good, maybe Godin should be leaving: money + space for Salvio.

  • starvs

    Wish we still had QSF so we could see how having a vertatile wing back defender would effect his choices. Silvio on the left one game, on the right the next, bench for a few game here, back to the left there, could have been a lot of fun…

    Hopefully this guy is pretty good.

  • Lubo

    What about his price? how much did our fantastic board throw away because of him?

  • SoLobo

    @starvs… GREAT comment!!

  • Not the class we should be aiming for, but still cant be worse than ujfa and valera.

    Lets give him a chance.

    My squad for the next season:

    Joel/Asenjo

    Silvio – Godin – Dominguez – Filipe

    Mario – Elias

    Salvio Lamela Reyes

    Forlan (i guess… :/)

  • palc

    We should offload Miranda/ Godin and Salvio. If Salvio goes, Piatti will replace him. Piatti is better. Don’t think much of Elias neither, although he deserves a chance to prove himself.

  • NiñoTorres

    Young, versatile and a Portuguese international. Even if he doesn’t do well, we can probably still sell him for a good price. Can’t believe there are people writing him off already, as the chances are they have never seen him play more than the odd game!

  • Javi

    When are we getting rid of Raul Garcia and Diego Costa???

  • Sweden

    Hopefully soon, a rumour said that we are willing to offer Raul Garcia and Costa + 14 million to get Osvaldo.