Joining Atlético will help me become better player, says Arias

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Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Colombia’s Santiago Arias on Monday said during his presentation as Atlético Madrid’s new right-back that joining the Spanish club would help him become a better player.

The 26-year-old Colombian international came to Atlético on a five-year deal after spending the same amount of time at PSV Eindhoven, where he made a total of 172 appearances, reports Efe.

“I am very happy and proud to have signed for this huge club. I hope to have success here,” Arias said in a statement published on the club’s website.

“I am going to fight for my spot with a great player like Juanfran (Torres). I am here to give it my all,” he added.

Atlético’s president Enrique Cerezo addressed Arias saying that he was to “find attractive and exciting objectives” at the club.

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Atlético was gearing up for the UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

–IANS

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