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Assunçao becomes our 5th Signing

Posted by atleti on July 6, 2008


According to our official website, Paulo Assunçao, 28 year old Brasilian midfielder, has signed a contract with us– details still remain unclear at this moment. It’s been a long process (due to his falling out with Oporto’s management), but it’s finally over, thank goodness.

Assunçao is a defensive midfielder. According to one article I’ve read, his style is very similar to Chelsea’s Makelele. I hope he adjusts well to our team because with Motta still fairly fragile, we’ll need a reliable defensive mid to allow the likes of Raúl García more opportunities to attack.

Has anyone seen him play? Any thoughts on him?

Meanwhile, we’re still on the lookout for a club for Maniche. According to our official website, there are quite a few clubs interested in the Portuguese international.

7 Responses to “Assunçao becomes our 5th Signing”

  1. atleti said

    Willen, what do you think of him?

  2. Willen said

    It’s always good to see a new post here.. =)

    I remember his name.. He played in Brazil for Palmeiras… Talking to some people in Orkut’s brazilian Atlético comunity people don’t like him and say it’s not a worthy sign.
    I don’t have any thoughts about him. I guess that from the comments here, he’s playing pretty good and does not seem to be made of glass like Thiago Motta…

    Probably he got much better after leaving Brazil, like Marcos Senna, Deco and others..

    Crossing fingers..

  3. Mohammed said

    I’ve seen him play. He’s good. He has good passing and good technique but I’m not sure about his defensive skills. All in all, I think he’s a good signing.

  4. Adam Frost said

    This is an awesome website..good job..anyway.this guy is pretty good, holds and passes well. can control a game (sometimes). Champo League Material? YES. EOERIENCE IS THE KEY AS WELL AS YOUNGSTERS. IM NOT SPANISH OR ANYTHING I JUST FOLLOW ATLETICO AS MY SPANISH TEAM (IM FROM ENGLAND). DONT KNOW HOW I ENDED UP AS ATLETICO.JUST A GOOD TEAM. LEICESTER CITY FC. ATLETICO TO FINISH 2nd..1st..who knows?

  5. atleti said

    Glad to have you on board, Adam! Thanks for the info.

  6. Jose said

    Paulo Assuncao is a great defensive midfielder, he has perfect positioning and is one of the best in europe in his position, his attacking skills are is downside. this player would be in the starting eleven of any european club…

    The way he left porto..with 1 season left in his contract is just ridiculous… very bad ethics from atletico madrid to persuade a player to action the Webber law…shamefull

  7. Some very good signings though all in all. Maybe no stars but I think the squad is getting really strong and that a team like Atletico does tend to do better with only a couple of real stand out players and hard workers.

    Good luck with the upcoming season and well done on the site, cool layout and decent articles.

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