Tiago Cardoso Mendes, or simply Tiago, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid. His profile is considered quite versatile as he is capable of playing as both a central or defensive unit and with good overall skills. Tiago first came to prominence at Sporting de Braga, being cast into the Minho side's starting XI at the age of just 19. Tiago signed for Chelsea on 20 July 2004 for a €15 million fee. He impressed on his away debut against Crystal Palace on 24 August. He also scored a long-range goal in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United on 10 May 2005, after already having won the Premier League title. In late August 2005 Tiago signed for Essien's former club on a four-year contract, for a €10.1 million transfer fee. Tiago excelled for Lyon, scoring seven goals in 37 appearances. He transferred to Juventus on 21 June 2007, for a €13 million fee. On 8 January 2010, Tiago joined Atlético Madrid on loan until the end of the season. Tiago scored his first goal for the national team in March 2007, in a Man of the match display away to Serbia.
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Tiago rejects offers from Monaco and Zenit to join Chelsea, according to reports
Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago has reportedly agreed to join Chelsea, after rejecting offers from Monaco and Zenit St.Petersburg. Tiago has been highly sought-after by a number of clubs, but Chelsea have managed to snap up the Portuguese ahead of other clubs, according to journalist Goncalo Lopes. Exclusive: Tiago, ex-@Atleti, will sign a 2 years [...]The post
Chelsea prepare to complete Tiago signing from Atletico Madrid
Chelsea are ready to complete the signing of Tiago Mendes from Atletico Madrid, with the Portuguese veteran set to sign a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge. Tiago has been in talks with the Chelsea all summer after seeing his contract run down at Vicente Calderon, making him a free agent and leaving him free to return [...]The post