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?