Atlético Madrid sign Šime Vrsaljko from Sassuolo

Atlético Madrid have completed the signing of Croatian international Šime Vrsaljko from Sassuolo. The player signed a 5-year-deal which will keep him at Atléti until 2021.

Financial details of the deal were not revealed by the clubs but accordind to Transfermarkt.com the fee is around €16,00m (£13.60m).

Vrsaljko makes the move to La Liga after playing three seasons in Serie A. After a year in Genoa, he has played the last two years in Sassuolo.

Vrsaljko told the club's official website:

"Playing at Atletico is a big challenge for me, I am very happy."

José Luis Caminero Atléti's sports director said:

"Vrsaljko is a player with a huge potential, but has already proved its quality in a competitive championship like the Italian Serie A. He perfectly fulfills our ideas, he is very versatile player, who can play in both sides of the pitch, which offers interesting alternatives."

The 24-year-old made 36 appearances for Sassuolo last season providing 4 assists.

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Vrsaljko made his debut for Croatia national team in 2011 in an international friendly game against Czech Republic. Since than he reached 21 caps for Croatia, providing 4 assists.

He was involved in Croatia's Euro 2016 action, where he reached the round of 16 with his national team.

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