Atletico confirm Garcia deal

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Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Luis Garcia from Liverpool.

The diminutive schemer has signed a three-year deal at Atletico.

Garcia's agent claimed on Monday that a move was close to completion and now the Spaniard has tied up the formalities of his transfer.

"Luis Garcia returns to Atletico and will be presented on Tuesday at 13.30 hours," read a statement from the Spanish club.

"Atletico have reached an agreement with Liverpool to transfer Luis Garcia, who has agreed to a three-year contract.

"Once the player completes his medical, he will be presented to the media."

The former Barcelona man missed the second half of last season through injury and he will be keen to get back to full fitness at Atletico and win his place back in the Spanish national team.

The move paves the way for Liverpool to seal a deal for Fernando Torres, who is believed to be on Merseyside for talks with Rafa Benitez.