Official: Atleti sells to Vietto and pays € 22.5M for Gelson Martins

The Sporting of Portugal has made official the signing of the Argentine forward for 7.5 million euros and the transfer of the Portuguese winger to Atletico.

The Sporting of Portugal made official this Tuesday the signing of the Argentine Vietto and the sale of the Portuguese winger to Atlético. The Lisbon club made the double operation public through a statement, which details the terms of the two operations. The Sporting of Portugal will pay 7.5 million euros to Atletico for the Argentinian striker on loan at Fulham, but the club rojiblanco is left with 50% of the rights of the player.

As for the operation of Gelson Martins, Atletico will pay the club Lisbon 22.5 million euros to stay with the player in property. The winger, which was ceded by the rojiblanco club in the winter market to Monaco, had arrived last summer to the mattress rows after having rescinded unilateral form with the Sporting of Portugal because of some problems with the ultras of the club. However, almost a year later, Atlético has agreed to pay 22.5 million euros to the Lisbon team to avoid a judicial process. Once the operation closed, the end could be transferred by the Athletic to the Monaco in exchange for 30 million, but as long as the Monegasque club does not go down to second division.

The Sporting of Portugal made official the double operation of Vietto and Gelson Martins with the following statement: "On this date a global agreement was signed with Atlético de Madrid regarding players Gelson Martins and Luciano Vietto in the following terms:


1. Gelson Martins - Atlético de Madrid promised to pay Sporting SAD the amount of € 22,500,000 (Twenty-two million and five hundred thousand euros), the parties waiving any right that they could be holders under the sports work contract concluded between the player and Sporting SAD, as well as under the unilateral resolution promoted by the player "

2. Luciano Vietto - The Sporting SAD acquired, definitively, the rights of Luciano Vietto player, for the value of € 7,500,000 (seven million and five hundred thousand euros), staying at Atlético de Madrid with 50% of the future rights on the player.

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