Atletico Madrid attain settlement to signal Dembele on mortgage from Lyon with €33m choice to purchase

The French striker will see out the rest of the 2020-21 marketing campaign at Wanda Metropolitano

Goal can affirm that Atletico Madrid have reached an settlement to signal Moussa Dembele on mortgage from Lyon, with a €33 million (£30m/$40m) choice to purchase set to be included within the last deal.

Dembele has spent the final two-and-a-half years on Lyon’s books, having been snapped up from Celtic for €22 million (£20m/$27m) in the summertime of 2018.

The Frenchman has scored 45 targets in 108 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit throughout that interval, serving to them compete for each home and European honours within the course of.

However, solely a kind of efforts has been recorded within the present marketing campaign, with Lyon sporting director Juninho admitting that Dembele’s motivation ranges have dipped in current months.

The Groupama Stadium chief revealed that the 24-year-old has been in talks over a January switch to Atletico after the group’s 2-2 draw with Rennes on Saturday, telling Telefoot: “Moussa thinks that that is the second to vary groups, that he has misplaced a little bit of motivation.

“This was not one thing we foresaw, I like him rather a lot. I believe that Moussa has discovered an settlement with Atletico.”

Goal has discovered that Dembele will arrive in Madrid to bear a medical at Wanda Metropolitano on Monday earlier than becoming a member of Los Rojiblancos on mortgage till the top of the season.

Atletico have moved for the previous Celtic star as a alternative for Diego Costa, whose contract was terminated for private causes in December.

The present La Liga leaders can select to purchase Dembele outright in June if he impresses over the following six months, however a house fixture in opposition to Sevilla on Tuesday could come too quickly for the ahead to make his debut.

Dembele has simply resumed coaching after recovering from a damaged elbow, and can in all probability not be able to return to motion till Atletico absorb a visit to Eibar on January 21.

Diego Simeone’s aspect are at the moment heading in the right direction to win their first league title since 2013-14, as they sit one level away from Real Madrid on the prime of the desk having performed three video games fewer.

Angel Correa and Joao Felix have been enjoying up prime alongside Luis Suarez since Costa’s departure, however Dembele will probably slot in alongside the Uruguayan when he completes his transfer to Metropolitano Stadium.