The Argentina international lands at Wanda Metropolitano on a contract that will take him through to 2026, just days after lifting Copa America.
His capture sums the first major piece of business for Diego Simeone’s camp as they look to move on from last season’s title triumph in La Liga and defend their title this coming season – and discussing after going through medical on Monday, the midfielder reflected his delight at sealing the swap to Spain from Italy.
“I’m very happy, I’m going to join [the] champions and I’m conscious of the responsibility it carries,” De Paul acknowledged in his first official statement as a player of the club. “It is a big step in my football career.
“Because of my experience in Spanish football, I know very well Atlético de Madrid, without counting with all the friends and colleagues I have playing in Spain.
“I’m very happy to have the opportunity of working under Simeone. I love football, it’s part of my daily life, and having a manager [like him] s a privilege.”