Kevin Gameiro seals Atletico Madrid move

Latest Atletico summer addition Kevin Gameiro. Photo credit -

Latest Atletico summer addition Kevin Gameiro. Photo credit –

Atletico Madrid have confirmed reaching an agreement with Sevilla for the signature of French forward Kevin Gameiro for an undisclosed fee.

Gameiro whose fee is rumored to be in the region of £28m as reported in the media has signed a four-year-deal and will have a medical at the club on Saturday.

Atletico in an official statement wrote: “Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Kévin Gameiro to our club. The striker, who will sign for four seasons, will travel to Madrid this evening.

“The transfer is contingent to the French player successfully undergoing the medical examination.”

Gameiro (Senlis, France, 9th May, 1987) made his debut with Racing Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 in 2005. In 2008, he signed with FC Lorient with which he would score 56 goals in three seasons, an effectiveness that would catch the attention of PSG and make him debut with the French senior national team.

After two seasons in the Parisian club, with which he scored 23 goals, he came to Sevilla.

In the Sevillian squad, Gameiro was key in the winning of three Europa Leagues. In total, the French international scored 67 goals and gave 17 assists in three seasons to become one of the more destabilising strikers of LaLiga. He was however left out of France’s Euro 2016 squad.

The striker joined Sevilla from Paris St-Germain in 2013, helping the Spanish side to three successive Europa League titles.