Atletico Madrid swooping for Sporting Lisbon fullback Insua

Atletico Madrid are swooping for Sporting Lisbon fullback Emiliano Insua.

Former Liverpool and Galatasaray man Insua is the man to whom head coach Diego Simeone has turned to fortify his defence, with the 24-year-old needing only to pass a medical before the deal is completed.

Atletico announced on their website that Insua would be joining them.

The Spanish club said in a statement: "Atletico Madrid and Sporting of Portugal have reached an agreement for the transfer of Emiliano Adrian Insua to the 'red and whites'.

"The Argentinian full-back will sign for the rest of the season and three more once he has passed the medical."

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