Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Benfica star Nico Gaitan.
The attacking midfielder had been linked with a move to various Europe’s coveted clubs like Manchester United and Bayern Munich but Atletico Madrid have moved to quickly complete the signing of the Argentine midfielder. A statement on the clubs website reads;
“Atlético de Madrid and Benfica have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nicolás Gaitán to our club. The midfielder is currently playing the Copa América with Argentina, and will travel to Madrid next July after the tournament that is being held in the United States, to finish all the necessary formalities so he can join the red and white team.
Gaitán was born in San Martin 28 years ago. He played two seasons (2008-10) in the first team of Boca Juniors, where he trained in the ranks. From there, he took the leap and was singed by Benfica in June of 2010, where he’s played the last six seasons. He has played 252 matches with the team from Lisbon and has scored 41 goals. The midfielder has been a full international with Argentina 15 times, scoring 2 goals.”