Atlético de Madrid and Torino FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Alessio Cerci to our Club. The Italian footballer passed the medical examination this morning and then signed the contract that links him to our Club for the next three seasons.
Cerci said after the signing that "Atleti is a team in continuous evolution that always wants to win, I am very proud to be here".
"I'm very happy for the great reception I've had. I hope that we have a successful season", the Italian noted, to continue assuring that "Atlético has given me a great opportunity and I want to prove myself".
The 27-year-old Roman player, one of the best assistants of the Serie A, will wear red and white after developing his entire career in Italy. Cerci is an international with the azzurra, with which he’s participated in the World Cup and the Confederations Cup in Brazil. The striker comes to the team backed by his large numbers with Torino, where he’s managed 21 goals and 19 assists in the last two seasons.
Cerci is key to our team
For José Luis Pérez Caminero, Atlético’s Sporting Manager, it’s a very important signing. "The agreement reached with Torino for the transfer of Cerci is a joy for all. It was a clear goal to finish strengthening our workforce to face all the challenges we have ahead of us this season. We’ve had to make an important effort after all the operations we did over the summer, but we’re convinced that it was worth it because we consider him key to our team. He’ll bring us penetration, speed, goals... It will allow us to have more alternatives in our offensive game", he said.