Atleti ‘on verge’ of Lautaro Martinez deal

Atletico Madrid are on the verge of finalising the €12m signing of Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez, according to reports in the Spanish press.

The Argentina Under-20 international was also said to have attracted strong interest from Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, but Atleti’s persistence in the deal appears to have been key.

A report in Diario AS follows up on a report from Argentine journalist Tomas Davila that the player’s agent – Roly Zarate – was present for Los Rojiblancos 3-0 win over Elche in the Copa Del Rey this week.

Diego Costa and Vitolo are both joining Diego Simeone’s side in the New Year and a series of exits over the next twelve months are expected.

The report states Lautaro will join Atleti officially next month but will return to Racing Club on loan until June.

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