Posted: Thu January 2, 2014 11:00AM; Updated: Thu January 2, 2014 11:00AM

Atletico Madrid signs Jose Sosa on 6-month loan deal

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Argentine midfielder Jose Sosa, center, will spend the next six months with Atletico Madrid after sealing a loan from Metalist Kharkiv.
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MADRID (AP) - Atletico Madrid has signed Argentine midfielder Jose Sosa on a six-month loan deal to reinforce its promising campaigns in the Spanish league and Champions League.

Atletico says Sosa has passed his medical exam and completed his move from Ukrainian side Metalist.

The 28-year-old Sosa joined Metalist in 2011 after playing for Estudiantes, Bayern Munich and Napoli.

Sosa says he's happy to join ''an important club that is enjoying a good run.''

Atletico is tied with Barcelona for first place in Spain's La Liga and is set to face AC Milan in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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