Atletico Madrid are on the verge of signing Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno after the clubs found an agreement in the past few hours
Although Diego Simeone already has Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, and Nikola Kalinic at his disposal, he has been looking for another central forward ever since Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona.
The Argentinean’s quest for a new striker has now come to an end, as Los Colchoneros struck a deal with Valencia for the Spain international Rodrigo Moreno.
Thanks to Jorge Mendes’ assistance, the negotiations between the clubs have gone smoothly, with Atletico expected to fork out €60m to bring the 28-year-old to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The former Real Madrid youth academy product endured a torrid 2018-19 season by his standards, netting just eight goals in 33 La Liga outings.
Nonetheless, the Atletico Madrid hierarchy holds Rodrigo in high esteem and have, therefore, opted to drop their interest in Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and go all-out for the Bats’ star.
Rodrigo’s arrival will pave the way for AC Milan to purchase Angel Correa that will see Los Rojiblancos earn €55m from his sale.