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Atlético Madrid Sign Sílvio From Braga

In an off-season that has been highlighted about players leaving Atletico Madrid, it is a welcome change to write about a player who is joining the club.

Sílvio, who is a Portuguese international defender, was signed from Braga for a fee reported to be in the region of €8m and has signed a five-year deal at the Vicente Calderón.

The Lisbon-born player scored one goal in 20 Liga appearances last term and has also featured twice in Portugal’s EURO 2012 qualifying campaign.