Juanito joins Atletico

Juanito’s contract with Real Betis expired at the end of last season and he has signed a two-year contract with Atletico.

“Juan Gutierrez Moreno, known more commonly as Juanito, has signed for Atletico de Madrid for the next two seasons,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“After leaving Real Betis, he joins the Rojiblanca on a free transfer, after his contract with the Verdiblanco had run out on June 30,2009.

“The international central defender was born in Cadiz on July 23, 1976, and he has spent almost his entire career playing for Betis, where he was the captain of the first team.

“Juanito will be presented as a new Rojiblanco player soon.”