Kranevitter to Atleti in January

Matias Kranevitter is expected to sign for Atletico Madrid from River Plate in an €8m transfer that will see the midfielder move to Spain in January.

The 22-year-old is expected in the capital this week to complete terms on the deal but will remain with his current employers until after December’s Club World Cup.

AS reports Kranevitter will sign a four-year deal with a €40m release clause when Atleti take 60% of his registration.

Diego Simeone has previously compared Kranevitter to Javier Mascherano and is said to be the driving force behind the move.

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