Atletico Madrid sign Portugal winger Gelson Martins for free

first_imgPortugal winger Gelson Martins has signed for Atletico Madrid as a free agent, the Spanish side said on Wednesday.”Our club has reached an agreement with Gelson Martins, making him a new Atletico player,” said a statement from last season’s La Liga runners-up.”The Portuguese attacker, who arrives as a free agent, has signed for six seasons.”Martins rescinded his contract with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon last month, one of nine players to quit the club after an attack in May on a training camp by hooded supporters, some armed with sticks, in which Dutch forward Bas Dost was injured and the dressing room was vandalised.The incidents came at the end of a tumultuous campaign for Atletico Madrid sign Portugal winger Gelson Martins for freeSporting who finished third in the Primeira Liga and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.Martins has been capped 19 times for Portugal and was part of their squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, appearing as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Morocco.Martins, 23, is Atletico’s fifth signing of the close season, following the acquisitions of Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco, Rodri from Villarreal, Jonny Castro from Celta Vigo and Antonio Adan from Real Betis. Southampton’s Clasie joins Feyenoord on season-long loanSouthampton midfielder Jordy Clasie will join Dutch side Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.The 27-year-old Dutch international returns to Feyenoord, where he made 155 appearances over four years, before arriving at St Marys in 2015.advertisementLast season, Clasie was away on loan at Club Brugge and helped them win the Belgian first division title.Clasie has made 49 appearances for Southampton but manager Mark Hughes has opted against bringing him back into his first-team plans ahead of the new season.last_img