Atletico seal deal for Mandzukic

Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of striker Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich.

The Croatia international passed a medical in Madrid today before signing a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

"I'm very happy to be here, I know a lot of things about Atletico, I've watched a few of their games and I like the team's style," Mandzukic told reporters. "Their coach is very good, they have great players and I believe I can do great things with this team."

Atletico's sporting director, Jose Luis Caminero, said the club had chosen Mandzukic "because he has the characteristics we were looking for in this position".

"He is a strong striker, he is good in the air and has a potent shot," the former forward told the club's official website. "He will allow us to pressure the opposition's defence from the start of games, because he works very hard at pressing the defence when they bring the ball out.

"He combines well with his attacking team-mates and he is used to competing at the highest level. He is a winner, a player accustomed to winning titles. He will bring a lot to our team."

Mandzukic, who played at the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil with Croatia until they were knocked out in the group stage, will resume his holidays before joining up with the rest of the Atletico team for pre-season training later this month.

He scored 33 league goals for Bayern in his two years with the club, after moving to the Bavarian giants from Wolfsburg in 2012.