Gunners miss out on another forward player.
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Torino forward and Arsenal target Alessio Cerci has joined La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, according to Italian football insider Tancredi Palmeri.
The trusted journalist, known for breaking reliable transfer news via his official Twitter account, has tweeted that Cerci’s move to the Vicente Calderon is complete after negotiations over the last ten days.
CONFIRMED: as anticipated 10 days ago, Cerci joins Atletico
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 31, 2014
The versatile 27-year-old was one of the stand-out performers in Serie A last season, scoring 13 goals from out wide and attracting big interest from a host of top clubs throughout the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have been strongly linked with the Italian international in the last couple of days, and looked in a good position to snap him up after he was left out of Torino’s squad for a match against Inter Milan this weekend, though he will now become the latest big-name signing by Aletico this summer.
The Spanish giants have also brought in Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich and Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad after losing some stars of their own in Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, who both joined Chelsea.