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Atletico Madrid confirm signing of Olympic Star Matheus Cunha

Atletico Madrid announce Cunha La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid have today announced the signing of Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha on a long term deal from Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.

🔴⚪ #BienvenidoCunha

😍 @mathcunha20 ya siente lo que somos tras haber visitado #TerritorioAtleti.

🏧 #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/2HqhDRKHZ1

— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 25, 2021

As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. the attacker has joined in a deal worth 26 million euros, with an additional 10% of any money from a future sale also included in the deal.

Official and confirmed. Matheus Cunha joins Atletico Madrid from Hertha Berlin on a permanent move, contract until June 2026. 🔴🇧🇷 #Atleti

Final fee will be €26m plus 10% future sale. Atléti were also considering a move for Moise Kean – but the priority was Matheus Cunha.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 25, 2021

For his part, Cunha has reportedly signed a deal tying him to the Spanish capital until 2026.

Cunha’s strong summer Cunha caught the eye during Brazil’s Olympic 2020 campaign, scoring three times and providing a further assist in his five appearances for the side. He tended to ostensibly partner Richarlison in a two striker formation, but drop deep into the “number 10” position to link the midfield and forward line.

The signing of Cunha, another slight and skillful attacker, raises questions over the future of Joao Felix, who has failed to set the stage alight since his move to Madrid in 2019. The Portuguese forward has netted 19 times in 76 appearances, but has largely played second fiddle to Luis Suarez, who found the net 21 times last season for Diego Simeone#’s side.

Cunha joins Rodrigo de Paul as the two big-money signings for the Spanish side, the pair setting Simeone and co. back a combined 58 million pounds. They are looking to conduct more business before the window closes, but largely in the outgoings department, with Saul Niguez thought to be attracting interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.

Read more: Arsenal among three Premier League clubs that should target Matheus Cunha

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