Atletico Madrid Adds Forward Moussa Dembele from Lyon on Loan

Moussa Dembele with Olympique Lyon in 2020. Photo by Shutterstock (10721729b)

Atletico Madrid lost striker Diego Costa earlier this month after the Spanish-Brazilian legend announced his departure from the club, but it turns out that the Colchoneros have already found his replacement on the roster.

Atletico secured a loan deal for Olympique Lyon forward Moussa Dembele until this summer, adding a player that will serve as an alternative to Luis Suarez in their attack.

Dembele has not had the best of seasons for Lyon in 2020-21, scoring only 1 league goal in 16 appearances for the French side. He has had better luck in the Champions League and in cup competitions, chipping in 10 goals in those competitions in only 20 games.

The French forward will probably play a similar role for the La Liga leaders for the rest of the season, featuring in the team’s Champions League campaign and being a second-choice striker in their domestic competition.

The 24-year-old striker could potentially stick around in the Spanish capital after the remainder of this season, as the Colchoneros have a $41 million purchase option for his services if they want to make his deal permanent.

Dembele could debut for his new team as soon as their next league match at Eibar next Thursday.