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MADRID (AP) — It had been a quiet transfer window for Atlético Madrid. The Spanish club didn’t plan on making any big signings or selling any of its top players from last season. After all, it had just gone through one of its biggest revamps under coach Diego Simeone following the departure of key players such as Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godín and Filipe Luis. Following a transitional year with a series of new players, including Portuguese forward João Félix, Simeone had his squad set and was celebrating the opportunity to enter the new season without major squad changes.
Thing promised, thing due.
OM have formalized their fourth recruit in the transfer window this Friday morning. After Pape Gueye, Leonardo Balerdi and Yuto Nagatomo, it is an attacker who lands on the Canebière, in the person of Luis Henrique. The 18-year-old comes from Botafogo, a club where he scored two goals and provided five assists in 19 games. The Brazilian will wear the number 11 with the vice-champion of France.
" Luis Henrique is a player of great talent and of the future , explains Pablo Longoria, the Olympic sports director. He has significant physical capacities, good dribbling skills, great percussion. These are important qualities in football today and characteristics that are appreciated in our squad. [...] He is a promising player. He can occupy any offensive position. »
OM: Luis Henrique “a player a la Neymar”
Salomon Kalou paints a very flattering portrait of Luis Henrique, OM's next recruit. © Panoramic Luis Henrique Botafogo André Villas-Boas promised the arrival of a nugget to the supporters after the draw against Lille on Sunday and it is Luis Henrique. The 18-year-old Botafogo winger has been showered with praise from his Brazilian club teammate Salomon Kalou. "He's going super fast, he's powerful. He's young, he's only 18, but when you watch him play you can already see the potential.
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