Over in Russia, as part of the Argentina party, Nehuén Pérez confirmed to AS that he will be part of the Atlético Madrid side in the coming season.
Atlético secure Argentina's Pérez
"I've already signed," he proclaimed, stating that "it's a dream.
"I'm very happy, I'm going to Atlético Madrid."
Postal completa de los cumpleañeros del día junto al Presidente: Leo Messi, el juvenil Nehuén Pérez y la chef Antonia. ¡Felicidades! 😁🎂 pic.twitter.com/CC1iVX0saE— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) 24 June 2018
The 19-year-old central defender is awaiting his trip to the Spanish capital to undergo a medical before everything is made official.
Atlético Madrid have been tracking the youngster for several months and, based on the words coming out of the player's mouth, it is all now finalised. The player, who was part of Argentinos Juniors, already has experience of the Wanda Metropolitano, a stadium he visited recently when his nation played in a friendly against Spain.