The 28-year-old has joined the Primera Liga club after cancelling his contract with Porto under FIFA´s article 17, but the Rojiblancos still negotiated with the Portuguese champions to ensure all parties were in agreement over the deal.
A statement on the club´s official website, www.clubatleticodemadrid.com, read: "Paulo Assuncao will join Javier Aguirre´s squad on Monday July 7 together with the rest of his new team-mates."
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