Manchester United has reportedly completed signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente according to Spanish outlet El Gol Digital.
The midfielder grew up through Real Madrid ranks but could not find a starting spot due to the rock-solid midfield trio, Kross, Casemiro and Modric. He opted to move to Madrid's arch rivals Atletico to establish himself where he has been a regular starter under Diego Simeone.
United had launched a €75 million bid which was accepted by Atletico. The representatives have been on Spain to actualize the deal and paperwork is almost done.
Nemanja Matic is leaving United in the summer and Llorente, 26, is seen a perfect feat for the 31 year old. With Paul Pogba exit rumors remaining uncertain, the deal is likely to fasten the decision of the board to release or retain Pogba.
The Spain international has acted upon his duties when called upon, and his cameo has bone fruit in 80 appearances with 17 goals and 16 assists for Simeone side that is leading in LaLiga table.
Simeone has used him in several positions, central midfield, second striker, attacking and a defensive midfielder where he has absolutely executed his roles with perfection.
His versatility has drawn the attention of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who wanted a midfielder who can operate in any position when called upon to complete the task.
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