Atlético Madrid have confirmed the departures of Sergio Asenjo and Ignacio Camacho.
The duo said goodbye to their teammates today and will join Málaga CF in the January transfer window.
The Anchovies are owned by the wealthy Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani and are apparently looking to sign a total of ten players this transfer window.
Our two young players are just the first to come in, but might soon be joined by Demichelis, Maresca, José Ángel and Julio Baptista, among others.
Ignacio Camacho debuted for Atlético in March 2008 (a 4-2 win over Barcelona) but was pushed to the bench after Paulo Assunção arrived a few months later.
This season Nacho only featured in two cup matches, but the youngster will be eager to revive his career at Málaga.
We will receive €1.5m for the transfer of Camacho, whose contract would have run out this summer. The club have included an option to buy the Spain U21 international back.
Sergio Asenjo joins Málaga on loan until the end of the season. It seems an option to purchase has not been included in the deal.
The goalkeeper was in need of a team where he could play regularly, after he lost his place to David de Gea last season.
The former-Valladolid shotstopper, who joined us last summer for €6m, will first have to prove that he’s fully fit again.
A knee injury suffered against Sporting last season kept Asenjo out for six months, but he recently resumed training.
Camacho and Asenjo have already said farewell to their Atlético teammates and will finalize their transfers this week.