Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld arrived at Barajas airport on Saturday morning, as little seems to be in the way of completing a transfer to Atlético Madrid.
Our good friend Dani Hidalgo reports that the 24-year-old arrived with his father and two agents, and were welcomed by a representative of the club.
Alderweireld is expected to sign a 4-year deal at Atlético, where he’ll replace the Manchester City-bound Martín Demichelis.
When asked about his transfer, the centre back said it was an easy decision to make.
“When a club like Atlético calls, you don’t think twice.”
Curiously, he said he wasn’t aware of the Rojiblancos’ interest until he received a text message from a fellow Belgian international.
“I knew nothing until Courtois texted me and told me to join.”
We’ll keep you updated as the deal is expected to be made official shortly.