MEXICO CITY - Central and North American champions Atlante have completed the signing of former Argentina midfielder Santiago Solari in a two-year deal, the Mexican club said. "Atlante confirm the hiring of Argentine footballer Santiago Hernan Solari, who is arriving at the club with a contract signed for two years," they said in a statement. Atlante called it "one of the most important transfers of the year in Mexican football". The 32-year-old Solari, who began his professional career at River Plate, spent 10 years in Europe with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Inter Milan before returning to Argentina in 2008 to play for San Lorenzo. As champions of the CONCACAF region, Atlante will take part in the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi in December along with Europe's Barcelona and South America's Estudiantes.
18 July 2009
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