February 28, 2021

Atlético sign Saponjic

Atletico is still awaiting the departure of Griezmann, waiting for Barcelona or the club to be paid the 120 million of its clause, but while it is shaping its staff. The French striker will not be the only one to leave. Simeone does not have Kalinic and the Croatian striker has already yielded the number "9" that looked last year Álvaro Morata.

But Cholo needs strikers and has found a promise for the future in Ivan Saponjic, a young 21-year-old Serbian who, like Joao Félix, comes from Benfica. The figures that are handled are much more modest than in the signing of Portuguese. Three million euros paid by the Lisbon club in 2016 for its transfer to the Partizan of Belgrade. And since then, his quote has not gone up much.

After a transfer to the Belgian Warengem last season he played in the Benfica subsidiary. He played 28 games and scored six goals. Although his greatest moment of glory was at the beginning of his career, when he was the world champion sub'20 with Serbia in 2015 under former rojiblanco Veljko Paunovic.

"I'm very happy to land here, this is one of the best clubs in the world," said the player After passing medical examination on Monday morning, before the presentation of Joao Felix. "I come to work with one of the best technicians in the world, that motivates. It's a top team, "he added. And he also recognized that he had spoken with Jan Oblak, the goalkeeper of the Atletico team. "He told me that this is fantastic, that it is very good and that we have to work," he said. In the afternoon he already trained as one more with his teammates in the Los Angeles rally in San Rafael, although Atlético have not officially made their contract until today, Thursday.

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