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Atletico excites Baptistao

Leo Baptistao declared it was the fulfilment of a dream after being unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player on Friday.

Last Updated: 05/07/13 at 15:00 Post Comment

Leo Baptistao: Unveiled at the Vicente Calderon

Leo Baptistao: Unveiled at the Vicente Calderon

The 20-year-old Brazilian striker agreed the switch to the Vicente Calderon on a five-year contract from Rayo Vallecano last month, and officially became an Atletico player when the transfer window opened on July 1.

Speaking at his presentation, he was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Marca: "Today is an important day for me. I am very excited to have signed for Atletico Madrid.

"It's a dream to play in a great team with great quality.

"It is a dream come true. For a boy of 20 years, this has happened to me very fast: the debut, goals, and move to a big team.

"I come eager to learn and to win. I'm very young and I will bring a lot to the club."

He added: "I do not think about the pressure. I'm very young and I will learn a lot at this club."

Baptistao scored seven goals in 28 league appearances for Rayo in the 2012-13 campaign, playing his part as Atletico's city rivals secured eighth place in the Primera Division table.

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

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think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

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