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Report: Raúl Jiménez to sign for Atlético Madrid

Mexico international striker expected to pen six-year deal at the Calderón.

Javier de Paz

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Raúl Jiménez celebrates a goal for América in the Liga MX. | Francisco Guasco

Raúl Jimémez has agreed to become an Atlético Madrid player, according to Mexican daily Diario Récord México. The striker will cost the Calderón club 10.5 million euros.

Jiménez, 23, is expected to sign a six-year contract, pending an official announcement by Atlético and his current club, América de México. Jiménez is a full international and was selected by Miguel Herrera for the World Cup in Brazil. In this year's Torneo Apertura in the Mexican Liga MX, Jiménez has scored four goals in three matches.

Atlético is in need of reinforcements in attack after the summer departures of first-team strikers David Villa, Diego Costa and Adrián López. So far in the close-season, Atlético coach Diego Simeone has added Croatia international Mario Mandzukic to his squad but possess just Léo Baptistão in reserve -- the Brazilian forward is widely expected to be loaned out before the transfer window closes.

Estadísticas AS.com