Atletico agree Siqueira deal

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 14:18 BST

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign defender Guilherme Siqueira from Granada.

Guilherme Siqueira: Joining Atletico Madrid
Guilherme Siqueira: Joining Atletico Madrid

The Primera Division champions made the announcement on their website, with the 28-year-old Brazilian set to undergo a medical before putting pen to paper on a four-year contract.

Siqueira had spells with Inter Milan and Udinese before joining Granada in 2010. He spent last season on loan with Benfica, helping them win the domestic league-cup double and reach the final of the Europa League, where they lost on penalties to Sevilla.

Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero has no doubt the player will improve their squad next season.

He said: "Siqueira's arrival increases competition with the side.

"He's a very good player from set-pieces and a penalty taker. He has attacking qualities, great defensive virtues and excellent awareness."