Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Kevin Gameiro to our club. The striker, who will sign for four seasons, will travel to Madrid this evening. The transfer is contingent to the French player successfully undergoing the medical examination.
Gameiro (Senlis, France, 9th May, 1987) made his debut with Racing Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 in 2005. In 2008, he signed with FC Lorient with which he would score 56 goals in three seasons, an effectiveness that would catch the attention of PSG and make him debut with the French senior national team. After two seasons in the Parisian club, with which he scored 23 goals, he came to Sevilla.
In the Sevillian squad, Gameiro was key in the winning of three Europa Leagues. In total, the French international scored 67 goals and gave 17 assists in three seasons to become one of the more destabilising strikers of LaLiga.
José Luis Pérez Caminero analysed the signing of Gameiro from Australia. For Atlético’s Sporting Director, this is "great news, since he is a reinforcement that will allow us to increase the competitiveness in the offensive part of the group. He is a very fast player, a great finisher and has been competing for several years in the Spanish League, so his adaptation will be easier. He is a forward used to pressuring the rival’s attack and tireless in his effort, so he fits perfectly into what we wanted to strengthen our attack."
The club wishes him the best in this new professional stage as an Atlético. #WelcomeGameiro!