Emiliano Insúa has joined Atlético de Madrid from Lisbon's Sporting Clube in a deal which will tie him to the Rojiblancos until June 2016. The defender could arrive in the Spanish capital on Monday to undergo a medical. The defender has been brought in as cover for first choice left-back, Filipe Luis.
The Brazilian defender has attracted a host of suitors and with the arrival of Insúa, Atlético may contemplate selling Filipe Luis should a lucrative offer arise even though the club has stated that the new signing is merely to strengthen the left-back position.
Insúa's career began in Argentina with Boca Juniors before he enjoyed spells with Liverpool, Galatasaray and Sporting Clube. He has been capped at international level with Argentina on four occasions between 2009 and 2011.