Atlético Madrid have confirmed that a deal has been agreed with Metalist Kharkiv to take Argentina international José Sosa to the Vicente Calderón until the end of the season. The 28-year-old will have a medical on Thursday before signing a six-month loan deal.
“Atlético Madrid and FC Metalist have reached an agreement by which the footballer José Sosa will play on loan at our club until 30 June 2014,” read a statement issued by the Liga BBVA club. “The Argentine, who was captain at the Ukrainian club, arrived in Madrid to spend the New Year and will undergo the relevant medical examination before signing as a new Rojiblanco player.”
Sosa, born on 19 June 1985 in Carcarañá (Santa Fe), is an attacking midfielder “with an excellent shot who can adapt to several positions in midfield,” according to Atlético. Before moving to Metalist in 2011, he played for Estudiantes de La Plata, Bayern Munich and Napoli.