Jesus Gamez: Newcastle United sign Atletico Madrid full-back

Jesus Gamez
Jesus Gamez has experience of playing in the Champions League with Atletico

Championship side Newcastle United have signed full-back Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old, who plays predominantly on the right, was a regular in the Atleti matchday squad last season, playing 16 games.

He joined from Malaga in 2014 having made 289 appearances for the Malaguistas during a nine-season spell.

"It was the right time to leave Atletico Madrid and this is the right move for me," he said.external-link

"We have an exciting project here, to bring Newcastle back to where it belongs, in the Premier League, and I am very happy to be a part of that."

Gamez is Rafa Benitez's fourth new signing this summer as Newcastle look to return to the Premier League.

Benitez said: "He is a very good defender who can play on both sides, left and right.

"He is experienced, I know he has great character and, importantly, he is an excellent professional. I am sure he will give balance to the team."

The Magpies have also confirmed that forward Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and defender Stuart Findlay, both 20, have joined their development squad.

El-Mhanni spent time on trial at Chelsea last season after mainly playing in non-league while Findlay joins after his release by Celtic this summer.

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