Just a day after it was reported that he was allowed to leave for free, Paulo Assunção has joined a new club. The Brazilian midfielder returns to his home country to play for Sao Paulo. In an official statement on the club’s website, Atlético made no mention of a transfer fee for the defensive midfielder
Quique surprisingly dropped Assunção for Mario Suárez in the derby against Real Madrid, arguably our biggest game of the season. The change came as a shock to the fans, as it was only the second time Mario appeared from the start in a league match. Mario’s latest performance has us eager to see more of the canterano, but Assunção has proven to be a valuable part of our team. Who do you think will and should line up in midfield?