New Atleti stadium on course – Cerezo

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo insists the club’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium will be completed in time for the start of the new season.

Describing it as being ‘the best in Europe’, Cerezo explained that despite the costs of the stadium – much higher than initially thought – the accessibility of the ground with surrounding transport links will be worth it.

"In other stadiums in Europe it can take two hours to get in and get out," Cerezo told Radio Marca.

"Here it will be much quicker. We are going to try so that it is much better and fitted to these modern times.

"It is not a question of money, more or less just a question of the permits. Everything will be done in time. We are pulling off a great stroke with the move, although don't misunderstand me, I don't mean a financial stroke.

"At the start with this stadium we were going to earn more than €100m, and now we are down €170m. So you can see our determination to get it done as soon as possible, so that everyone can enjoy this magnificent stadium which will be the best in Europe."

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