Gaitan ends unhappy Atleti spell

Atletico Madrid have announced that Nicolas Gaitan and Yannick Carrasco have left the club to join newly-promoted Dalian Yinfang.

The Argentine playmaker moves to the Far East and will link-up with former Atletico teammate Yannick Carrasco, who has also joined the Chinese club.

Chinese conglomerate Wanda – who sponsor Atleti’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium – have a stake in Dalian Yifang, which helps explain the connection behind both transfers.

The 30-year-old joined Atleti for €25m in the summer of 2016 from Benfica but has gone on to make just 49 appearances in little over 18 months.

Dalian Yifang have also completed a deal for Jose Fonte from West Ham United.

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