Gelson Martins has signed for Atletico Madrid as a free agent, the Spanish side announced on Wednesday.
“Our club has reached an agreement with Gelson Martins, making him a new Atletico player,” said a statement from last season’s La Liga runners-up.
“The Portuguese attacker, who arrives as a free agent, has signed for six seasons.”
Gelson Martins rescinded his contract withSporting Lisbon last month, he was one of nine players to quit the club after an attack in May on a training camp by hooded supporters, some armed with sticks, in which Bas Dost was injured and the dressing room was vandalised
Gelson Martins played 140 games for Sporting and has 19 international caps, including a substitute appearance in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco at the World Cup in Russia.
Martins, 23, is Atletico’s fifth signing of the close season, following the acquisitions of Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco, Rodri from Villarreal, Jonny Castro from Celta Vigo and Antonio Adan from Real Betis.