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Léo Baptistão: Espanyol confirm signing of forward

The 23-year-old, who arrives at the RCDE Stadium on a five-year contract, becomes the fourth player to join Los Pericos this summer.

Léo Baptistão: Espanyol confirm signing of forward

RCD Espanyol have announced the signing of Brazilian forward Léo Baptistão from fellow LaLiga outfit Atlético Madrid.

Five-year deal with Los Pericos

Baptistão moves to the Barcelona-based club for a fee of between five and six million euros, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract at the RCDE Stadium.

He joined Atleti from Rayo Vallecano in 2013 but was unable to establish himself at the Vicente Calderón, leaving for a loan spell at Real Betis before being lent back to Rayo for the 2014/15 campaign.

Baptistão played on loan at Villarreal during the 2015/16 season.

The 23-year-old then spent a season-long loan at Villarreal in 2015/16, scoring six goals in 34 appearances for the Submarino Amarillo.

Espanyol's fourth close-season signing

He becomes Espanyol's fourth summer recruit under new head coach Quique Sánchez Flores, following Roberto Jiménez, José Antonio Reyes and José Manuel Jurado.