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Atletico sign Argentinian goalkeeper Axel Werner

The player is on duty with Argentina and should join Atletico next month

Atletico are on the verge of completing their third signing this summer as Atletico Rafaela revealed on their Twitter account. The 20-year-old will play in Argentina’s bid for gold at the Olympics.

The club are due to be finally hit with their 18-month transfer ban and are stockpiling younger talent to help ease themselves into that. The club already have Jan Oblak as their starter an Miguel Angel Moya as a dependable back-up.

It remains to be seen whether Werner remains with Atletico and plays in the B team or is loaned out in an effort to get important first team minutes.

Werner said recently that he was delighted to be joining a European giant, stating that “ever since hearing there was interest I have been very excited, this is an important step for my career.”

Atletico have not yet released a statement but with the player on Olympic duty, it is expected shortly after he finishes international duty in Rio.