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Atlético agree deal to sign Portuguese league breakout star — report

In accordance to a tweet from journalist Matteo Moretto, Atlético Madrid on Sunday reached an settlement with Portuguese membership Gil Vicente over winger Samuel Lino. The 22-year-old, who joined his present membership in 2019, will arrive at Atlético subsequent summer time.

Lino has led the way in which as Gil Vicente are on tempo to equal its best-ever season in Portugal’s high flight. Primarily working as a left-winger, the right-footed Brazilian has scored six targets and assisted three extra in 19 video games for the fifth-place Galos. He’s additionally among the many most-fouled gamers within the league and a prolific dribbler.

Lino’s high-quality performances have drawn speculation that he’s ticketed for an enormous transfer overseas — and Atleti appear to have recognized him as a high-value signing for 2022/23, seemingly at a low value in contrast to different in-demand attackers like Luis Díaz. The previous Porto winger is on his way to Liverpool in a deal that would internet his former membership as a lot as €60 million.

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Atlético’s plan for Lino will not be instantly clear (assuming the switch is accomplished). Yannick Carrasco, who’s entrenched as one in all Diego Simeone’s most necessary gamers, might be Lino’s high competitors for minutes on the left aspect with Atleti trying seemingly to return to a base 4-4-2 formation.

The opposite flank is a more-interesting proposition, with Ángel Correa and Marcos Llorente the closest gamers to “pure” right-sided attackers. Lino’s change of tempo and skill to play on each side may see him discover a residence there if Simeone intends to maintain him for subsequent season — and, once more, if the deal goes by as reported.

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