14 Jan Atletico Madrid signal Dembele as Costa alternative; Lyon signal Leicester’s Slimani
Atletico Madrid accomplished the signing of ahead Moussa Dembele from Lyon on mortgage for the rest of the season, with the French aspect bringing in Islam Slimani from Leicester Metropolis..
Dembele, 24, joins an Atletico aspect that’s main La Liga with three video games in hand, the membership are additionally set to take on Chelsea within the spherical of 16 within the Champions League subsequent month.
Atletico wanted to bolster their attacking line after the departure of veteran ahead Diego Costa final month.
Dembele, who started his profession in Fulham’s academy earlier than a profitable spell at Celtic, was a key participant for Lyon, scoring 47 in all competitions in his first two years on the membership.
The France worldwide discovered the again of the web as soon as in 16 league appearances for Lyon this season and regardless of being tied to the membership till June 2023, the membership revealed he was “on the lookout for a change”.
Dembele won’t be instantly obtainable to Atletico coach Diego Simeone as he’s nonetheless recovering from a damaged arm suffered final month.
Lyon additionally introduced that Slimani, 32, joins on mortgage. The Algeria worldwide joined Leicester in 2016 on a then-club file £28 million deal, however had mortgage stints at Newcastle United, Fenerbahce, and AS Monaco. He received the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 with Les Verts.