According to Spanish broadcaster Rubén Uría, Luciano Vietto will play with newly-promoted side Fulham next season. After completing a loan spell with Valencia in which he was used sparingly, he returned to Atlético Madrid this preseason — but his situation has not changed, as
Uría’s claims it is a loan deal with the option to buy as the Craven Cottage side do a bit of business at the end of the English transfer window. They will also sign Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico on loan.
Luciano Vietto is going to be a new player of @FulhamFC They have reached an agreement with Atlético de Madrid. The Argentine forward leaves the Spanish League and joins the Premier looking to recover his level. He had offers from Turkey and Russia, but preferred the Premier— Rubén Uría (@rubenuria) August 9, 2018
Vietto had options to go to Russia and Turkey, but he wanted to test the Premier League waters in an effort to get back to the form he showed at Villarreal. That form, which included 20 goals in 48 games, was the reason his former Racing Club coach Cholo Simeone bought him for the rojiblancos in summer 2015. He was utterly disappointing at the club, however, which might change with a new home away from Spain.
The Argentine has spent two spells on loan at both Sevilla and Valencia in the upper reaches of LaLiga and is now set to play for a newly-minted Premier League side, with Fulham back in the top flight for the first time since 2014.