Freshly arrived in Madrid, José Sosa passed his medical on Thursday and is set to begin his six-month loan spell at Atlético. The Metalist attacking midfielder had previously played for countryman Diego Simeone when ‘El Cholo’ coached Estudiantes.
Our young Argentine forward has joined Portugese giant Benfica on a season-long loan deal. The 20 year-old doesn’t hold an EU passport and Atlético have decided to fill their 3 non-EU spots for the forthcoming season with Sergio Agüero, Diego Godín and Diego Costa. If Salvio had remained in Madrid he would have been ineligible to play for the club, and the management decided a loan deal was best for the forward’s development.
After months of negotiation, it appears as if Tiago Mendes will finally be returning to Atlético. Marca is reporting that we have agreed terms on a one-year loan deal with Juventus, and the Portuguese midfielder is expected to return to Madrid either Sunday or Monday in order to undergo a physical. Atlético had hoped to sign Tiago on a permanent basis, but the midfielder refused to accept a wage-cut of up to 50%.