Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of defender Mario Hermoso from RCD Espanyol on a five-year deal.
The 24-year-old is a former academy product of neighbourhood rivals Real Madrid, but has been plying his trade at Espanyol for the past two seasons after failing to break through at the Santiago Bernabeu.
| Acuerdo con el @RCDEspanyol para el traspaso de @mariohermoso5.— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) July 18, 2019
El internacional español ha firmado con nuestro club para las 5 próximas temporadas
¡Bienvenido, Mario! ⚪
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He has been courted by Atleti for a number of weeks, and Los Rojiblancos have now confirmed that the deal is done - announcing in a short statement on the club's official website that he has penned a five-year deal.
The statement reads: "