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Atletico Madrid Close To Sealing Signature Of Spain International Vitolo

are close to sealing their first signing of the summer and getting around the FIFA transfer ban which will stop them registering new players until the start of 2018, the sporting director of fellow Liga Santander side revealed on Tuesday.

Atletico Madrid close to sign Vitolo

Speaking at the presentation of new Las Palmas first team coach Manolo Marquez, the club’s director of sport Toni Cruz confirmed that Atletico Madrid were on the verge of signing ’s international winger Victor Machin Perez ‘Vitolo’ for 40 million euros from .

They will then loan him to Las Palmas until the start of 2018 when Atletico will be able to include him in their squad for the second half of the season.

Vitolo will play with Las Palmas until January

“The club president has reached an agreement so that when Vitolo signs for Atletico he will be with Las Palmas until January,” confirmed Cruz, who said it would be a “fairytale” for the club to be able to count on the player, who was born on Gran Canaria and began his career at his local club before joining Sevilla.

Meanwhile Sevilla have sold attacking midfielder Vicente Iborra to English side for a fee believed to be in the region of 14 million euros.

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