Along with the departure of some of the main players this summer, Atletico Madrid did not want to lose and active in the summer transfer market this year. After successfully bringing in seven new players, Diego Simeone‘s team is reluctant to stop, they also bring in new players again, and he is a young Spanish defender, Mario Hermoso who was bought from Espanyol.
For information, Mario Hermoso is one of the young players trained by the Real Madrid academy who then recorded his debut at the professional level in 2014. But he had not yet played for the Real Madrid first team, he was loaned to Real Valladolid before leaving permanently to the Catalan club, Espanyol in the 2017 summer transfer market.
Well, in the last two seasons to become Andala Espanyol in the back line, Hermoso appeared quite brilliant and showed rapid development so that speculation had come back to Real Madrid. Yes, the 24-year-old player was rumored to be going back to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, but it was precisely the rival team, Atletico Madrid who managed to get Hermoso’s service.
Yes, Diego Simeone’s landing squad has just inaugurated the Mario Hermoso transfer they bought from Espanyol. News of the arrival of the player confirmed Atletico Madrid through his official website, although there was no mention of what the exact value of Los Rojiblancos issued for the player, but Spanish media believe that Atletico Madrid issued a pocket of 29 million euros for the 24-year-old player.
Hermoso himself was then contracted with the duration of the next five years, projected to replace the role of Diego Godin, as the Uruguayan veteran defender has officially left Wanda Metropolitano in the transfer market this summer. That way, Mario Hermoso became Atletico Madrid’s 8th recruit this summer. Yes, Los Rojiblancos was indeed quite active in the transfer market this time by recruiting a number of players including Kieran Trippier and young Portuguese striker Joao Felix who were bought with 126 million Euros from Benfica.
But Atletico Madrid’s extreme activities were considered reasonable, because they lost several players such as Lucas Hernandez, Juanfran, Luciano Vietto, Diego Godin to Antoine Griezmann.