Atletico send Rodriguez on loan

2015-01-21 12:19
Cristian Rodriguez (AFP)

Madrid - Uruguayan international midfielder Cristian Rodriguez has moved on loan to Serie A strugglers Parma from defending Spanish champions Atletico Madrid until the end of the season, the Spanish side said on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old has failed to break into the first team since signing from Porto in 2012 and has spent a lot of time on the bench, including last season's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, this season he has started just two games.

Rodriguez, who missed out on selection for the 2010 World Cup finals after being banned for four matches although he did appear at last year's edition, enjoyed a more successful time at Porto where he was a member of three title-winning sides and the 2011 Europa League trophy.

Parma will require all the 80-times capped 2011 Copa America winner's combativeness as they are presently bottom of the Serie A table after 19 matches, nine points adrift of safety.

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