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One-time Liverpool target pens new Atletico Madrid contract

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Raul Garcia has been rewarded for strong form this season with a new deal at the Spanish capital city side.

Raul Garcia has put pen to paper on a new contract with Atletico Madrid, ending speculation over the player’s future.

The versatile midfielder has penned an extension to 2018, in a testimony to the player’s worth at the Vicente Calderon.

Garcia has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, with both Manchester United and Liverpool being accredited with an interest in the 27-year-old.

The former Osasuna midfielder is not a guaranteed starter for Diego Simeone’s men, but is a reliable back-up when called upon.

Although only starting nine La Liga games this term, Garcia is almost always used from the bench and has offered up a goal threat, hitting the back of the net 14 times in all competitions this season.

Atletico are fighting for honours this season, with a chance of La Liga success and also qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League, where they face AC Milan.

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