Augusto completes Atlético switch
The Rojilancos will pay Celta 6.5 million euros for the midfielder who will sign until 2019; he could bid Celta farewell against Athletic.
Augusto Fernández has completed his move to Atlético de Madrid pending official confirmation from the club. Celta have accepted Atlético’s 6.5 million euro and both clubs are expected to officially announce the signing within the next few hours.
The midfielder has been brought in to cover for injury-hit Tiago, and will sign a contract binding him to the club until June 2019. Negotations were blocked while the issue of the player’s economic rights were resolved, with Vélez Sarfield holding a 50% stake but today was the deadline for Celta to accept Atlético’s offer. Now, both clubs must agree when Augusto can make his debut with the Rojiblancos. Celta want him for Wednesday’s meeting with Athletic Club while Atlético hope to have the player presented and training with his new team mates by Monday.