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Atletico reaches agreement to sign Llorente

20 June, 2019, 17:56 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Atletico reaches agreement to sign Llorente

Some deals are closer than others, but Atletico Madrid are hoping to add five new players to their squad this summer.

Madrid released a statement to confirm Llorente's imminent move on Thursday.

Marcos Llorente's career so far: Five key things to know...

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After a frustrating time at the Bernabeu, Llorente spent a spell on loan at Alaves in the 2016-17 season, but with the arrivals of big players at Madrid, found it hard to fit into the manager's plans once again.

Signed to the Madrid youth system in 2008, he made his debut for the club in October 2015 as a substitute and scored his first goal last December against Al-Ain in the Club World Cup final, in which he was named man of the match.

He also made a handful of games in the Champions League, as Los Blancos failed to defend their title after winning three crowns on the bounce.

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The Spaniard has played nine times for his country's Under-21 side.

Felipe and Hector Herrera will both join up with Simeone for the start of pre-season as the futures of the likes of Angel Correa, Nikola Kalinic and Vitolo are yet to be resolved.

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Marcos Llorente, who will move from north to south Madrid for around £36m (€40m), plays in a similar role to Rodri.

Llorente is likely a direct replacement for the 22-year-old, so City's chances of signing Rodri may have just been boosted.

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