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Transfer: Atletico Sign Dembele On Loan From Lyon



La Liga side, Atletico Madrid has signed Moussa Dembele on loan from Lyon.

The French striker will join the Spanish side until the end of the season with an option of buying him permanently for around 35 million euros.

Atletico paid 1.5 million euros after Dembele passed his medical on Wednesday morning in Madrid.

In a statement, the La Liga club described him as a “powerful striker” with “a knack for goal”.

The 24-year-old was signed following Diego Costa’s contract being terminated at the end of December.

Dembele will compete with Luis Suarez, Joao Felix and Angel Correa for a place up front as he looks to boost Atletico’s hopes of winning La Liga this season and earn a place in the France squad at the European Championships this summer.

“With Dembele’s arrival, we add a young yet experienced footballer who’s strong both physically and as a finisher,” Atletico said in a statement.

“His height also makes him a threat in the air and his speed allows him to run past the opposition’s defenders.”

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