Atleti sign Gelson Martins from Sporting CP

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins on a six-year contract, it has been confirmed.

The 23-year-old is one of a number of Sporting stars who has attempted to rescind his contract at the club although it is likely the Portuguese club would be entitled to a fee in any scenario.

Atleti report on their website that the player has been signed as a ‘free agent’ while previous reports in the press say Sporting would be confident of a €45m fee.

As such, Los Rojiblancos approached FIFA regarding the logistics of a deal and the player – who had previously agreed his contracts in Madrid.

Of Cape Verde heritage, Martins has made 125 first-team appearances for the Lisbon-based giants and has also won 19 caps for Portugal.

The winger netted 13 times in 52 appearances for Sporting last season and is adept on either wing but is mainly deployed on the right flank.

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