Official: Atlético sign goalkeeper Axel Werner

20 year-old stopper set to join from Argentine side Atlético Rafaela

Werner likely to be loaned out for 2016-17

Werner likely to be loaned out for 2016-17

Atlético Rafaela goalkeeper Axel Werner has signed Atlético Madrid, the club confirmed via their Twitter account on Monday night.

The 20 year-old will put pen to paper with the rojiblancos next month after competing for Argentina at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Many details are still yet unclear with Atleti still yet to officially confirm the transfer, but the deal was rubber-stamped last week and is said to be worth a reported €900k.

Werner has been the subject of interest from various clubs since making his breakthrough earlier in the year, and is another signing for the future as we prepare for our impending transfer ban.

“I’m arriving at a European giant,” said the Argentine in an interview a few weeks back. “Ever since hearing there was interest I have been very excited, this is an important step for my career.”

With Oblak and Moyá already at the club – plus the lack of a European passport – it is most likely that Werner will spend at least next season out on loan.

Reports have stated that he could be farmed out to Portuguese side Rio Ave, although Atlético Rafaela are keen on taking him back.

Fans may be able to get a glimpse of Werner at the Olympics in a few weeks, where he will represent Argentina along with Ángel Correa and Cholo’s son Giovanni Simeone.

What are your thoughts on this signing? Do you have any insight on Werner?


  • Alfred Rodriguez

    Wouldn’t it make most sense to loan him to a Spanish side so he can start working on his Spanish Passport?

  • We now have 2 youngsters for the goal line.

    Andre Moreira from Portugal is also an outstanding player and called my attention during the last Youth World Cup and I had no idea we already got him tied.