La Liga: Malaga full-back Jesus Gamez sign three-year deal with champions Atletico Madrid
Last Updated: 10/08/14 1:24pm
Jesus Gamez: Completes move to the Vicente Calderon
Reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have signed full-back Jesus Gamez from Malaga on a three-year contract.
The 29-year-old had spent his entire career at La Rosaleda, making 266 league appearances for Malaga, but makes the switch from the south coast to the capital for a shot at defending the Primera Division title.
Atletico director of sport Jose Luis Perez Caminero told the club's official website: "Gamez is a right-back with quality and expertise that strengthens our defence and improves the verticality of the team.
"His versatility will allow us to variate our defensive plays and his experience will be useful to the group."
Gamez passed a medical on Friday morning before committing himself to three seasons at the Vicente Calderon, where he look to bolster the defence following the departures of Felipe Luiz and Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea.
Heading out of Madrid is French midfielder Josuha Guilavogui, who has moved to Wolfsburg on a two-year loan.
The 23-year-old arrived from St Etienne in September but failed to make an impact at Atletico and rejoined Les Verts for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
An Atletico statement wished Guilavogui good luck in his new role with the Bundesliga outfit.
Watch Gamez and his Atletico team mates as they defend their La Liga title live from August 12 on Sky Sports 5HD - Your New Home of European Football.