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Vitolo finished at Las Palmas as Atletico Madrid move awaits

Vitolo has played his last game at Las Palmas, according to club president Miguel Angel Ramirez.

The 28-year-old winger will complete his move to Atletico Madrid on January 1st after a loan spell with the Gran Canarian side, but he will not feature over the winter break after suffering an injury against Deportivo in mid-week.

“Sadly, I fear Vitolo has played his last match for Las Palmas,” Miguel Angel Ramirez told Onda Cero.

“It looks like he is broken and won’t play for us again, it is a great shame.”

The Spanish international, who agreed a transfer to Diego Simeone’s Atleti at the end of the summer has come under heavy criticism from former club Sevilla.

Despite a reported new contract with the Andalusian side, Vitolo eventually made a €37.5m move to Atleti, before being loaned out to Las Palmas until January due to the capital side’s transfer ban and inability to register new players.

The move caused much debate in Spain as Sevilla were reportedly close to putting pen-to-paper on an improved deal for the winger, prompting legal action by president Jose Castro’s side.

Sevilla claimed that the new contract was agreed by all parties with some media outlets in Spain claiming the Spanish international even signed the relevant paperwork to extend his time at the club.

Officials from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan are still said to be pursuing the case, but it is unconfirmed at present.

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