Miranda arrives in Madrid

The defender is in town and ready to join his new team-mates

Miranda at the Madrid-Barajas Airport on Sunday (AS)

Miranda at the Madrid-Barajas Airport on Sunday (AS)

AS reports that Atlético signing Joao Miranda arrived in Madrid on Sunday morning.

Miranda is ready to suit up in his Atleti gear and hit the training ground following a medical on Monday.

“I’m very happy to have arrived at Atlético,” he told reporters at the airport.

The 26-year-old centre-back came to Spain upon wrapping up his final season with Sao Paulo, a campaign marked by his ‘Defender of the Year’ award in the Brazilian top flight.

According to AS, Miranda stands out because of his physical strength, speed, technique and ball control. The defender has been capped by the Seleção on six occasions.

It’s unclear whether Miranda will be formally presented before joining his team-mates in Segovia, so check back as we’ll be keeping you posted.

  • Sweden

    I think Miranda and Silvio are two great signings!

  • Raed

    ok so | Silvio – Miranda – ?? – Luis |
    who can play here ?! Godin, Perea or Dominguez ??

  • starvs

    I’d expec tot see Godin in that spod Raed with Dominguez and Perea starting the year at backup duty.

  • Andres

    I’d sell Perea, he performs very well at the Copa, so this might be the last chance to get some solid money for him.
    Domínguez will handle the backup role.

  • Raed

    yes Starvs, I agree with you, we have Pulido too …

  • palc

    No way we’d sell Perea. He’s a freakin legend. Let’s make him captain instead. He and Antonio Lopez are the last real Rojiblancos. It would break my heart to see them go.

    Maybe we can deploy Miranda as an RB? That way Valera will be nowhere near the lineup.

    If Godin fails to attain spanish passport, I wouldn’t mind him leaving as well.

  • Davide


    For communication purposes in the back line, the fourth one should be someone that speaks portugese. A native spanish speaking guy will be very lonely.

  • Andres

    Davide, so we buy Rolando and sell Godín? 😀

  • Sweden

    haha, Perea is a legend! But Antonio Lopez should not play anymore, he has gotten to slow, sorry but that’s a fact.. I wonder who will be the captain next year if aguero and forlan says goodbye. Reyes is great, but not captain material. And it would be strange to give Gabi the Captain right away, I would love to see Godin in a couple of years.

  • Andres

    Raúl García will be the captain and cornerstone next season! 😀

  • Ringo

    Koke for captain!