Sporting signs Sinama-Pongolle from Atletico

Sporting has completed the signing of Atletico Madrid striker

Florent Sinama-Pongolle.

The Portuguese league club announced the deal on Monday,

saying the player had passed a medical test.

Sporting says the 25-year-old player agreed to a contract

that keeps him with the Lisbon team through 2013, with Spanish

press reports putting the transfer at around €6 million ($8.6


The former Liverpool striker has spent most of his season and

a half at the Vicente Calderon coming off the bench, with Sergio

Aguero and Diego Forlan regulars in the team’s lineup.