Brazil club Atletico Mineiro signs Anelka


RIO DE JANEIRO,BRAZIL (BDCi) — Former France international Nicolas Anelka has signed with Atletico Mineiro on a free transfer, the Brazilian club announced.

The 35-year-old has not played since being sacked by West Bromwich Albion last month for an alleged anti-semitic gesture, reports Xinhua.

“There’s nothing to hide,it’s all agreed to. The documents are signed,” Atletico Mineiro’s president Alexandre Kalil told Radio Band News on Sunday.

Anelka is expected to arrive at the Belo Horizonte club on Tuesday.

Anelka will join Ronaldinho and Brazil striker Jo as Atletico will try to defend their Copa Libertadores title.

The Frenchman’s 19 year career has included stops at Paris St-Germain, Aresnal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.