Moussa Dembélé, on loan to Atlético de Madrid

It’s official now. Moussa Dembélé He is a new Atlético de Madrid player. The Olympique Lyonnais forward signs with the rojiblanco club until the end of the season and becomes the replacement for Diego Costa, a player who rescinded his contract at the end of December. Simeone already has the striker he wanted to have an alternative to Luis Suárez and Saponjic.

The 24-year-old forward is on loan until the end of this season in exchange for 1.5 million euros and with a purchase option of 33.5 million euros, as confirmed by the French club. The challenge for Diego Pablo Simeone is to recover that striker he fell in love with in the early years of his career, although he has lost prominence at Olympique de Lyon in recent seasons.

Until now, Moussa Dembélé has scored only one goal in the 16 games he has played in Ligue 1. Statistics very far from the ones he completed at the French club in recent seasons. Last year, the Frenchman scored 24 goals in 46 meetings between the French league championship, the Cup and the Champions League. His two goals in the quarterfinals against Manchester City gave his team a pass to the semifinals of the top European club competition.

With your arrival, Atlético de Madrid completes a position of nine that had Luis Suárez and Saponjic, which hardly counts for the coaching staff. Dembélé arrives at the colchonero club with the illusion of contributing as many goals as possible to meet the team’s goals, which is the top favorite to win the league title. In June, Atlético will be able to buy Olympique de Lyon for 35 million euros.