Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of midfielder Jose Sosa on a six-month loan deal from Metalist Kharkiv.

The 28-year-old joined the Ukraine outfit from Napoli in 2011 having previously spent three years in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich .

Sosa is an Argentina international with 19 caps to has name and he will now link up with fellow countryman Diego Simeone as he looks to boost his new side's title hopes.

Atletico are currently level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga and are enjoying an unbeaten run of 14 games in all competitions as they prepare to return from the winter break.

Having passed a medical at Vicente Calderon, Sosa will now go into Simeone's squad for the visit to Malaga.