Atlético Madrid officially announced the signing of Sime Vrsaljko on Tuesday afternoon, with the Croatian international signing a five-year contract at the Vicente Calderón.
The 24-year-old Sassuolo player is reported to have joined for a fee of €16 million, and will provide some much needed cover at first for Juanfran in the right-back position.
“He’s a player with huge potential, though he has already shown his quality in a League as competitive as Serie A,” sporting director Caminero said on the official club website.
The Croatian can play on either side, and will offer some much needed support to both Juanfran and Filipe Luis, who between them struggled for a rest all season long.
“Playing in Atletico is a big challenge for me. I’m very happy,” the youngster said.
He immediately slots into the position of hardest player name to pronounce and spell.
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