Atletico Madrid finalise Llorente signing

By Daniel Lewis 21 June 2019 245
Atletico Madrid finalise Llorente signing

Atletico Madrid have finalised the signing of Marcos Llorente from fierce rivals Real Madrid on a five-year deal.

Last season's LaLiga runners-up announced on Thursday an agreement had been struck with Madrid over a transfer reported to be worth €40million.

And Llorente, who broke into Los Blancos' senior ranks in 2015, is now officially an Atletico player after passing a medical at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra.

He is expected to replace Rodri at the Wanda Metropolitano amid strong rumours that his compatriot is on the brink of a big-money move to Manchester City.

Llorente joins former Porto defender Felipe in making the move to Atletico ahead of the 2019-20 season, while in-demand Benfica teenager Joao Felix is also rumoured to be close to signing for Diego Simeone's men.

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