Football: Atletico sign goalkeeper Aranzubia as Courtois cover
MADRID (REUTERS) - Atletico Madrid have signed goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia on a one-year contract as cover for Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old former Spain youth international arrives as a free agent after playing for Deportivo La Coruna, who were relegated from the top flight last season.
"I am aware that Atletico have a great keeper but I come to do my work, to compete and to try and help the team," Aranzubia, who has played more than 300 La Liga matches in spells with Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo, told reporters.
First-choice Courtois, who won Spain's "Zamora" trophy for conceding the fewest goals in the top flight last season, is spending a third season on loan at Atletico from Chelsea.