In today’s surprising transfer Atletico Madrid and Sevilla announced they have exchanged their attackers. Kevin Gameiro who was on Barcelona’s front door couple of days ago have moved to Madrid while Luciano Vietto went in the other way to Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid have announced couple of hours ago they have agreed the signing of Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro, as the Frenchman will put his signature on a four-year deal with the Rojiblancos. Gameiro is set to arrive to Madrid this evening to complete the transfer, after he takes a medical at Vicente Calderon. The agreed fee for the striker is reported to be around €32 million. The 29-year-old attacker has been a key player for Sevilla, since arriving from Paris Saint–Germain in 2013 as he helped the Andalusians win three straight UEFA Europa League trophies and scored 67 goals in three seasons. The move is somewhat surprising as Gameiro was on the front door of the Barcelona couple of days ago while Atletico was invested in acquiring Diego Costa from Chelsea. Gameiro, who scored 29 goals last season, was also connected with his former club Paris Saint-Germain after former Sevilla’s coach Unai Emeri took over in Paris last month.
Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto has gone the other way as has joined Sevilla on a season-long loan, with Andalusians also having the option to seal a permanent deal next summer. Vietto arrived to Vicente Calderon last summer from Villarreal but have failed to earn first team place in Diego Simeone’s squad scoring just three goals in 28 matches in all competitions. 22-year-old Vietto has already joined his new team-mates at Sevilla’s pre-season camp in Germany before he travels to Brazil where he’ll play for Argentina at Olympic Games in August. Vietto also was on Barcelona’s radar in previous weeks but the striker decided to join Sevilla where he will have more chance for regular first-team football. Vietto is Sevilla’s seventh signing this summer after the earlier transfers of Franco Vazquez, Joaquin Correa, Ganso, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Pablo Sarabia and Matias Kranevitter.