Dembele seals Atleti loan move

14 January 2021 20:09:48 GMTPlus10

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the arrival of Moussa Dembele on loan from Lyon until the end of the season as Diego Simeone's men look to maintain their position at La Liga's summit.

Atleti recently allowed Diego Costa to leave the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium after coming to a mutual agreement with the striker, thus leaving a gap to fill in the attacking department

.Luis Suarez and Joao Felix have both impressed for the Madrid outfit this season, scoring 14 league goals combined from 28 appearances, but the duo will now have stiff competition for a starting place.

Former France Under-21 international Dembele has scored 45 times and provided 13 assists in his 108 games for the French club, who he joined from Celtic in August 2018, and his stock has only been increasing over the past few years.

Dembele will be hoping to provide that extra boost to get Atletico over the line in the Spanish top-flight title race, as they currently sit top of the standings on 41 points, four clear of second-place Real Madrid and with two games in hand on Los Blancos.

In response to the striker's temporary exit, Lyon have acquired the services of Leicester City forward Islam Slimani, who has put pen-to-paper on an 18-month contract as he bids to kickstart his career.

Dembele could be thrown into action on 21st January in Atletico's clash at Eibar, with Los Rojiblancos 1.72 to pick up the three points, while the draw is priced at 3.50 and the hosts are available at 5.25.

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