Sporting sign Colombia forward Gutierrez

LISBON: Colombian international forward Teofilo Gutierrez has agreed to join Sporting Lisbon on a three-year deal from River Plate, the Portuguese side announced on Sunday.

The deal for 30-year-old Gutierrez, who had spent the last two seasons at River, includes the option for a further season and a 40 million-euro ($43.3m, £27.8m).

Gutierrez, who had one previous spell in Europe with Turkish side Trabzonspor, was part of the Colombia squad at the recent Copa America in Chile.

His arrival at Sporting follows those earlier in the week of French defender Michael Ciani from Lazio and Brazilian Naldo from Udinese.