Atletico Madrid make Nicolas Gaitan signing official

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Atletico Madrid have officially announced the signing of 28-year-old Benfica Lisbon player Nicolas Gaitan.

The midfielder is now playing the Copa America with Argentina’s national team and will travel to Madrid after the competition to finish the necessary formalities to join the red and white side.

Gaitan, who signed for Benfica from Boca Juniors in 2010, had been expected to leave the club after six seasons in the Portuguese league and will be joining compatriots Matias Kranevitter, Augusto Fernandez and Luciano Vietto at Los Colchoneros.He will also be managed by fellow Argentine Diego Simeone which was key in his decision to join his new club, especially after the coach confirmed staying on in the Spanish Capital despite reports he might be on his way.He is Simeone’s second signing for next season after Diogo Jota, who also arrived from the Liga Sagres.

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