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Brazil's Atletico Mineiro sign Anelka

English.news.cn   2014-04-07 09:11:40

BELO HORIZONTE, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Former France international Nicolas Anelka has signed with Atletico Mineiro on a free transfer, the Brazilian club announced on Sunday.

The 35-year-old has not played since being sacked by West Bromwich Albion last month for an alleged anti-Semitic gesture.

"There is nothing to hide, it's all agreed to. The documents are signed," Atletico Mineiro's president Alexandre Kalil told Radio Band News.

Anelka is expected to arrive at the Belo Horizonte club on Tuesday.

Earlier Kalil ended days of speculation by declaring on Twitter: "Anelka is a rooster" in reference to the club's nickname.

Anelka will join Ronaldinho and Brazil striker Jo as Atletico defends its Copa Libertadores title.

His 19-year professional career has included spells at Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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