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Rating the Signings Made by Atletico Madrid in the Summer Transfer Window

Arjun Singh Devgan
Antoine Griezmann returns to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan spell
Antoine Griezmann returns to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan spell / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
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The summer transfer window closed on August 31, and despite the financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of clubs spent big in the window in order to strengthen their squad.

Clubs in the LaLiga too were active in the summer, and here, we rate the signings made by Atletico Madrid in the window gone by.

1. Rodrigo de Paul - €35m

Rodrigo De Paul
Atletico Madrid v Villarreal - La Liga Santander / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Rodrigo de Paul is perhaps one of the most underrated players in the world, considering that he put on consistent performances on a regular basis during his time with Udinese.

Impressed by Rodrigo's performances, Atletico were quick to sign him, paying €35million for his signature, and he will no doubt provide creativity in midfield for the Spaniards.

Rating - 7

2. Matheus Cunha - €30m

Matheus Cunha
Atletico Madrid v Villarreal - La Liga Santander / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

It came as a surprise to many that the club spent €30million to sign Matheus Cunha from Hertha BSC as the Brazilian is yet to prove that he is a prolific goalscorer.

However, he is still 22-years-old and it will be interesting to see whether Atletico's punt on the player pays off in the future.

Rating - 5

3. Antoine Griezmann - Free Transfer

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Barcelona's capture of Antoine Griezmann in 2019 for a staggering
€120million, will go down as one of the worst transfers in football history - with the Frenchman struggling at the Nou Camp, managing to score just 35 goals in 102 appearances for them.

The Frenchman however is back at Atletico after they brought him in on a season-long loan deal on deadline day, and this is good news for the player considering that he was excellent during his first spell at the club.

It will be interesting to see whether he can reach the ceiling he set in the past or continue his poor league form.

Rating - 8

4. Marcos Paulo - Free Transfer

Marcos Paulo
2020 Brasileirao Series A: Fluminense v Vasco Play Behind Closed Doors Amidst the Coronavirus / Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Marcos Paulo was signed from Fluminense on a five-year deal, with the club immediately sending him out on a season-long loan to Primeira Liga side, Famalicao.

The 20-year-old was signed keeping an eye out for the future, with the management understood to be extremely excited at the wingers talent and potential.

Rating - 5

5. Benjamin Lecomte - Free Transfer

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The Spaniards were looking for a back-up goalkeeper to Jan Oblak, and decided to sign an experienced hand in Benjamin Lecomte. The 30-year-old has played for a number of clubs in France and his experience might come in handy for the LaLiga giants.

Rating - 5

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