Madrid, June 23: Spanish football club Atletico Madrid have injected some life into the transfer market with a series of signings and departures. Atletico Madrid have confirmed the sale of centre-forward Mario Mandzukic to Juventus and central defender Joao Miranda to Inter Milan, reports Xinhua.
Meanwhile, Villarreal have confirmed that they have sold Argentinean striker Luciano Vietto to Atletico.
The deal which sees Atletico’s Brazilian forward Leo Baptistao move the other way on loan, means that Atletico will have a new-look forward line next season, especially as Atletico are on the verge of sealing the signing of Colombian intertiol Jackson Martinez in a big money deal from Porto. The arrival of Martinez and Vietto mean Atletico coach Diego Simeone will be able to field an attacking line of Vietto, Martinez and Antoine Griezmann, which on paper at least guarantees pace and goals, allowing Simeone’s men to play on the counter attack. IANS