Paulo Assuncao returns to Spanish football to sign for Deportivo La Coruna

By Lucas Brown.   Last Updated: 07/01/13 10:48pm

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Paulo Assuncao: Set to put pen to paper at struggling Deportivo

Paulo Assuncao: Set to put pen to paper at struggling Deportivo

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Deportivo de La Coruna have agreed to sign Paulo Assuncao as they bid to climb away from trouble in the Primera Liga.

The former Atletico Madrid and Porto midfielder passed a medical on Monday at the Galician club and will sign a deal to move to the Riazor.

Assuncao left Sao Paulo on 28th December, after moving back to Brazil in the summer, and joins Depor on a free transfer.

When the 32-year-old puts pen to paper on his contract, he will become Deportivo de La Coruna's second signing after Silvio Manuel Pereira joined on loan from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season.

Deportivo are bolstering their squad after a poor start to the campaign saw Jose Luis Oltra sacked after the final game of 2012 left them at the foot of the table.

Domingos Paciencia took the hot-seat and chose to sign Assuncao after the pair were together as players at Porto in the 2000/01 season.

Assuncao spent four years in Spanish football after he helped them to win the Europa League twice and the UEFA Super Cup between 2008 and the end of last season.

Before playing for Los Colchoneros, the defensive star started in Brazil with Palmeiras and returned there after one season with Porto's B side.

Following two seasons with Nacional, Assuncao returned for four more years with Porto, during which time he spent on campaign on loan with AEK in Athens.

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