Transfer News: Atletico Poised to Sign Leo Baptistao | Man Utd Beaten to Rayo Vallecano Star

Atletico De Madrid are set to beat Manchetser United and Liverpool to Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao who is poised to make the Summer switch to the Europa league champions.

Atletico Madrid Signing Leo Baptistao
The Spanish newspaper AS claims the two clubs have agreed on the transfer in principle, even if the transfer fee has yet to be decided.

Baptistao has an €8 million release clause in his deal, but Atletico plan to pay between €4m and €6m.

Rayo Vallecano would also accept one of Atletico’s highly rated youngsters as part of the deal, with Saul, Manquillo and Oliver Torres touted as possible movers.

Leo Baptistao came through the youth ranks at Rayo Vallecano. He joined from Brazilian side Santos at the age of 16.

The Brazilian exploded onto the biggest stage this season, netting 6 times ad making 6 assists in 16 La Liga matches, attracting a lot of attention in the process.

Baptistao, 20, is now set for a switch to Vicente Calderon, where he will be able to continue his development under stars like Falcao and Arda Turan providing they stay .