Marcos Llorente: Atletico Madrid sign defensive midfielder from Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid have signed defensive midfielder Marcos Llorente from rivals Real Madrid on a five-year deal.

The Spaniard, 24, who joined Real in 2008, made his senior debut in 2015 before a season on loan at Alaves.

Llorente, a 2018 Champions League winner, has scored twice in 39 games for Real’s first team, including 16 appearances last season.

The Spanish under-21 regular is likely to be a replacement for defensive midfielder Rodri.

Manchester City are in talks with Atletico to sign Spanish international Rodri and are willing to pay his £62.6m release clause.

Llorente has followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps as both played for both Real and Atletico.


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