Atletico Madrid Set to arrive as Costa’s replacement
As had already been reported by MARCA, Moussa Dembele is set to replace Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid.
The Frenchman, along with Willian Jose, was Los Rojiblancos’ prime target, but the key to signing him has been Real Sociedad‘s refusal to negotiate for their forward.
Lyon have accepted that, although there is no buyout clause in place, Atletico will take the player on an initial loan but can buy him outright for 33 million euros within six months.
Storm Filomena dictates that Dembele won’t be able to arrive in Spain until, at the earliest, next Tuesday.
The Frenchman will accompany Luis Suarez in attack and be the Uruguayan’s backup at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, but he first has to complete his recovery from a fractured arm.