Forlan Set To Pen New Atletico Madrid Deal


Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan is set to put pen to paper on a new deal at Atletico Madrid in the coming days that will keep him at the club until June 2013, according to Marca.

The 30-year-ol striker joined Atletico from Villarreal for a fee of €21 million in 2007 and has since scored 58 goals in 98 appearances for Los Colchoneros.
Last season Forlan managed an incredible 32 goals in 33 league appearances for Atletico, including 11 in the final eight games of the season as Atletico grabbed the final Champions League spot, finishing fourth.

Forlan’s tally of 32 goals won him the Pichichi and European Golden Boot for the second time in his career, having previously won both in 2004/05 with Villarreal.

The new deal will include an increased buy-out clause of €36 million an Forlan is expected to sign the deal when he returns from international duty on Friday.


~ by footballdirecta on September 10, 2009.

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