Sunday, July 22, 2007

Dudek completes Madrid move.

Liverpool’s Champions League penalty shoot-out hero Jerzy Dudek has signed a two-year deal with Spanish champions Real Madrid.

The 34-year-old Poland international was released by Liverpool at the end of last season after failing to dislodge Pepe Reina from the first-choice spot at Anfield.

He will be the reserve keeper at Real, behind Spain international number one stopper Iker Casillas.

After Dudek’s Real medical, Dr. Del Corral told Real Madrid's website: "He is 34 but he is as fit as a young player. He is a true athlete."

Dudek joined Liverpool from Dutch club Feyenoord for nearly £5 million in 2001, but his relationship with coach Rafael Benitez has became strained over the last season.

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