Matheus Cunha counts the hours to be an official Atlético player. If nothing last minute goes wrong The 22-year-old striker will arrive from Hertha Berlin for a figure between 25 and 30 million. Only the signature and the corresponding medical examination are missing. Simeone reaffirmed after the match against Elche that he needed a piece higher and finally the Brazilian has been chosen after not having been able to close Vlahovic, Andrea Berta's favorite.

Yes indeed, the characteristics of the Serbian are very different from those of Cunha. The Brazilian is not a '9' to use, at Herta he used to start with a reference ahead and stands out for his technical quality, dribbling and combining ability. However, to launch for his signing Cunha's role with his team has been decisive. Author of three goals in five games at the Olympic Games (he missed the semifinals due to discomfort), it was capital for Brazil to add gold, opening the scoring in the final against Spain. In his international team he has shown himself capable of playing higher, with good back handling (measures 1.84), ability to lower to receive and combine face or looking for individual action to spin.

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If in clubs their highest figure in a season is the ten goals achieved with the Swiss Sion in the 2017-18 season and last year he scored eight goals for Hertha, with the Brazilian U23 team accumulates 15 goals in 16 games. In his country they see him as a decisive forward, with much room for improvement due to his youth and has entered the convocation of the absolute for the next three qualifying matches for the World Cup, something that on the other hand It would complicate their presence in Atlético's visit to Espanyol as it will happen with De Paul, Correa, Giménez or Suárez.

Nehuén, in Italy

One of the setbacks in the signing of Matheus Cunha is due to his non-EU status. Atlético has its compatriots Felipe and Lodi occupying two fixed places and with Cunha the departure of Nehuén Pérez and Santiago Arias will be mandatory. The Argentine is already in Italy to sign his loan to Udinese. The Athletic you recently signed up for LaLiga, step prior to his departure, but It was not used by Simeone against Elche despite having the losses of Hermoso and Felipe behind. The cholo turned to Kondogbia as third center-back and Nehuén will chain a new loan after playing last season on loan at Granada and the previous one at Portuguese Famalicao.