Atleti’s Vietto to Valencia?

Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto could be set to join Valencia despite suggestions he had agreed a switch to Sporting CP, according to fresh reports.

Gil Marin, Atleti’s CEO, told Spanish TV last week that the Argentine forward had agreed a move to the Lisbon-based club but now Marca state Valencia are in prime position for a move.

Both clubs are keen to sort out a permanent deal but funds may restrict the move to a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the campaign.

Vietto joined Atleti from Villarreal in 2015 in a €20m deal but has scored just once in 25 appearances, with a season-long loan stint at Sevilla in the 2016/17 campaign.

The Argentine rose to prominence with 20 goals in his debut season in Spain with the Yellow Submarine but has struggled to replicate that form since.

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