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Atlético confirm Vitolo, winger to join Las Palmas until January

15 Julio 2017

The FIFA transfer ban has been a severe blow for Atletico Madrid who cannot bolster their ranks with new players until 2018.

Indeed, the 27-year-old paid the sum of 33 million Euros to Sevilla to release him from a five-year-deal that he signed just two days prior.

The FIFA administered ban has caused problems for Atletico in the transfer window as they missed out on the signing of Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal.

Vitolo has bought out his contract in order to become a free agent.

However, with Atleti unable to field signings until January, Vitolo now moves back to his old club - Las Palmas - for whom he'll play for until January, when he can join up with Diego Simeone's squad and be officially registered as an Atletico Madrid player.

"Due to FIFA's sanction that forbids the club from registering football players during the current summer market, the player will play the first half of the season with Las Palmas and will join our team on January 1st 2018".

Atleti are currently serving a player registration ban until January but Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez announced last week they had agreed for Vitolo to return to the club on loan until January when his deal to the capital club was processed.

After helping them win three Europa League titles in a row between 2014 and 2016, Vitolo has now decided to move on.

Atlético confirm Vitolo, winger to join Las Palmas until January