Atlético de Madrid and PSV have reached an agreement over the transfer of 26-year-old Colombian right-back Santiago Arias. He will join our club on a five-year deal.
A hard-working right-back, Arias had tremendous success both individually and collectively last season, as he was named Eredivisie Player of the Season and helped PSV win their 24th Eredivisie title. He also has lots of experience in European football as he played for Sporting CP before signing for PSV in 2013. In total, he played 173 matches for the Dutch club, scoring 10 goals and giving 21 assists.
Not only has he had success on club level, but on the international stage as well. He’s been a Colombia international since 2013 and has participated in important tournaments: World Cup (2014, 2018) and Copa América (2015 and 2016). In the World Cup in Russia, he was a starter in all four of Colombia's matches. All in all, he’s played 45 matches for his country.
Welcome to Atlético de Madrid, Santiago!