Simao excited about Espanyol move

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Simao Sabrosa is delighted with his move to Espanyol.

Former Atletico Madrid midfielder Simao Sabrosa is delighted with his move to Espanyol.

The much-travelled Portugal winger, 32, has signed a two-year contract with Espanyol and joins fellow newcomers Joan Capdevila, Sergio Tejera, Diego Colotto and Wakaso Mubarak at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat.

Simao said: "I'm very happy to wear this shirt, they have an ambitious project here.

"Before signing I spoke with (Espanyol coach Mauricio) Pochettino and he told me what he expected from me and I told him what I can offer the team. The two of us were very clear about everything and now's the time to start work.

"Once I start training with my team-mates, I will know if I can play some minutes this Saturday against Real Zaragoza.

"I've come here to help and all together we can have a great season."

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