Argentine starlet nears Atleti move?

Atletico Madrid are closing in on the signing of goalkeeper Axel Werner, who will represent Argentina at next month’s Rio Olympics.

According to Marca, Werner is seen as a future investment due to the existing presence of Jan Oblak and Miguel Angel Moya and should arrive next week.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season with Atletico Rafaela in 2015-16 and has also played for Argentina’s Under-15, U17 and U20 teams.

Atleti have another non-EU spot to fill after Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez was granted dual citizenship on Saturday.

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