Official: Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha joins Atletico Madrid for €30m

Atletico Madrid has officially signed the new forward from the Bundesliga side, Hertha Berlin named Matheus Cunha for €30 million. Deal with the Brazilian forward was announced by the Spanish club on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid has officially announced the signing of the Brazilian forward or winger, Matheus Cunha on a permanent €30 million deal. The 22-year old Brazilian has won the Olympics gold medal in this 2020 Tokyo Olympics football tournament.

Cunha also played in the playing 11 for the Brazil National Football Team in this Tokyo Olympics final game against Spain. He opened the scoring for Brazil just before the half-time whistle. Later on, another Brazilian forward Malcolm scored the winner in the extra time and helped Brazil retain their gold medal in the Olympics.

Matheus Cunha joined RB Leipzig in June 2018 where he played only two years. After Leipzig, he joined Hertha Berlin on a four and half year deal in the year 2020. The Brazilian forward scored 7 goals in 27 appearances for Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga in the 2020-2021 season. Cunha already played three full seasons in the Bundesliga, one for RB Leipzig and two for Hertha Berlin.

Atletico Madrid had an eye on the Brazilian forward this whole summer. Atletico wanted their options to grow in the forward position along with their other forward players like Luiz Suarez and Yannick Carrasco. Thus, they signed the Young former Bundesliga forward. However, there was some competition for the Spanish side from the English club, Everton, to get the signature of the 22-year-old Brazilian as reported by Fabrizio Romano, but they finally managed to sign him (Matheus Cunha) on a permanent deal for €30 million. Cunha has signed a 5-year contract at the club, which means he will stay in the Spanish club until June 2026.

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