Axel Witsel is one of the signings of the Atletico Madrid for the coming season. The agreement is complete and the player will be rojiblanco for two seasons, one plus an extendable one. The Belgian midfielder will take over from Hector Herrera in an area with special competition.
The international will arrive as a free agent at Atléticocoming from Borussia Dortmund. After a serious injury to the tendon of Achilles in the winter of 2021, Axel Witsel lost its usual place in the Dortmund. The 33-year-old often found himself on the bench and subsequently failed to match his former level of performance.
Along with the club Axel Witsel decided not to renew the contract, which expired in the summer of 2022. Originally, the Olympic Marseille he was considered the big favorite to take over the defensive midfielder. various clubs of USA they also wanted to sign the Belgian.
However, since Germany y Belgiumit is ensured that a spontaneously arranged conversation with the coach of the Atletico, Diego Simeone, he persuaded the Belgian to reconsider. As well as his relationship with Yannick Carrasco, who sold him all the goodness of the mattress team.