Atletico Madrid continue recruitment drive with €8m Saponjic capture

The forward has arrived from Benfica on a three-year deal as the Rojiblancos prepare for the likely departure of Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid have signed Serbia Under-21 striker Ivan Saponjic from Benficaon a three-year contract, the club have announced.

Neither club disclosed the fee paid for the 21-year-old but the deal is reported to be worth in the region of €8 million (£7.1m/$9m).

A physically imposing forward, Saponjic will provide an extra attacking option for coach Diego Simeone alongside Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and record signing Joao Felix, who also arrived from Benfica for €126m (£113m/$141m).

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