Atletico sign Argentine forward

2015-07-08 09:40
Luciano Vietto (Twitter)

Madrid - Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign 21-year-old Argentine forward Luciano Vietto from Villarreal on a six-year deal, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.

"The transfer ... is expected to be finalised on Wednesday, when the striker will train with his new team mates in the first pre-season session and will afterwards sign his contract," Atletico said on their website (

Villarreal also confirmed the agreement on their website ( Neither club disclosed financial details.

Considered one of the most exciting young talents in La Liga, Vietto will link up again with compatriot and former coach Diego Simeone.

Simeone gave him his professional debut at the age of 17 when he brought him on for the last five minutes of Racing Club's 1-1 league draw at home to Lanus in October 2011 when he was coach at the Argentine club.

Vietto capped a fine display at Atletico's Calderon stadium in December with a superb 84th-minute strike that secured a 1-0 win for Villarreal.

Following the exit of Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, who has joined Juventus, Vietto is the second forward Atletico have brought in since the end of last season after they agreed to buy Colombia striker Jackson Martinez from Porto. 


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.