After months of rumours and speculation and only days after the departure of Falcao, Atlético have announced the signing of Léo Baptistão from Rayo Vallecano.
The talented Brazilian forward, who turns 21 in August, has signed a five-year contract with the Rojiblancos, who have reportedly paid a €7 million transfer fee.
Because he also holds an Italian passport, he will not be included in the quota for non-EU players on Atlético’s squad.
Léo contributed 7 goals and 6 assists in 28 appearances in Rayo’s past campaign, including the second goal in their 2-1 victory over Atlético in February.
He’s currently recovering in Brazil from a fractured clavicle that forced him to miss the closing stages of the season.
“Today is a very important day for me, I’ve fulfilled a dream. I will give my all for Atlético Madrid,” Baptistão wrote via Twitter, before going on to thank the “Rayo family” for his time at Vallecas, a place he said “will always be my home.”
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