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Jimenez unveiled at Atletico Madrid


Jimenez unveiled at Atletico Madrid


Atletico Madrid unveiled their latest signing on Wednesday in 23-year-old Mexican Raul Jimenez.

The striker has a six-year deal with the Spanish champions worth some 10.5 million euros and has been brought in to help fill the void left by star striker Diego Costa who was sold to Chelsea.

Jimenez has already joined up with his teammates for a few training session but admits he still needs time to gel with his fellow strikers Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic, who also joined this summer.

Jimenez said: “We have only had a few training sessions with Griezmann and Mandzukic to get to know each other. That will happen day by day, knowing that it has to happen as soon as possible. It can happen in a good way with enthusiasm with hunger to win. We will get to know each other any moment and with that will come the goals.”

Diego Simeone’s men have had a mixed start to the season.

They beat city rivals Real Madrid on aggregate to win the Spanish Super Cup but were held to a goalless stalemate in their La Liga opener against Rayo Vayecano on Monday.

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