Fresh Atlético Madrid catch Mista says he is overjoyed at the prospect of suiting up at the Vicente Calderon this season.
The attacker moved from Valencia on Wednesday and could not hide his delight.
“It has come as a surprise, but overall an enormous joy for me to be signed by Atlético Madrid,” he told the club website. “To arrive at a club of this stature is always very important for any footballer.”
“What I hope to do is to give back to Atlético all the effort that has been put in to sign me.”
Mista joins a crowded summer recruit that includes Sergio Aguero, Costinha and Mariano Pernia.