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Insua had 'no doubts' over move to Atletico Madrid

Insua had 'no doubts' over move to Atletico Madrid

Emiliano Insua Sporting Lisboa

The Argentina defender has revealed he had no second thoughts about a move to the Madrid-based club and has praised coach Diego Simeone

Emiliano Insua has revealed he had "no doubts" about moving to Atletico Madrid, following his switch from Sporting Lisbon.

The 24-year-old has joined the Madrid-based club for a fee believed to be in the region of €3.5m, with the former Liverpool defender unveiled to media on Tuesday following the successful completion of a medical.

“I did not think twice about it, nor have any doubts like it was suggested, I decided straight away to negotiate with Atletico Madrid," he told reporters.

"It is a dream I have had since I was a child, it is a dream of every player to be in this team.

"[Sporting director Jose Luis] Caminero called me directly. When I got the call I could not believe it."

The former Galatasaray player also spoke of his excitement of working with Argentina legend - and Atleti boss - Diego Simeone ahead of his proposed debut at the weekend.

"Will I play this weekend? I’m fit, I’m looking forward and I have much ambition to start work as soon as possible.

"I am unable to say if the coach will pick me. It is up to him.

"Simeone is a great coach. He was a great player and now he is proving how great he is at coaching too and I am thrilled that I can work under him, to continue to learn."