Official: Baptistao joins Villarreal

Villarreal have confirmed that forward Leo Baptistao has joined the club on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.

In what would appear to be part of the deal that took Luciano Vietto in the opposite direction last night, The Yellow Submarine will also have the option to sign Baptistao on a permanent basis next summer.

The 22-year-old will help Marcelino’s side cope with the loss of Argentine Vietto, who scored 20 goals for the Madrigal outfit last season.

Baptistao spent last season on loan from La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano.

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