Official | Javi Galán joins Atlético Madrid from Celta Vigo

Spanish full-back Javi Galán has joined Atlético Madrid on a three-year deal.

Atlético have officially announced the arrival of the 28-year-old left-back from Celta Vigo, who has signed at the Metropolitano until June 2026 after passing his medical.

The deal will cost the Madrid club around €5m, including fixed and variable payments, plus the transfer of Manu Sánchez, who will join the Galician club when the Under-21 European Championship comes to an end.

AS report that the operation accelerated a fortnight ago after a meeting between Miguel Ángel Gil, Atlético’s CEO, and Carlos Mouriño, president of Celta. Gil made his intention to sign Galán clear and the Celta man let him know in turn that he had more suitors. After several conversations, the parties reached an agreement.

Galán will meet Diego Simeone and his new team-mates this Friday for the start of preseason in Majadahonda.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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