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Atletico says Carrasco and Gaitan joining Chinese club

February 26, 2018

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 file photo, Atletico's Yannick Carrasco celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group D soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal for the transfer of midfielder Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan to Chinese club Dalian Yifang. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal for the transfer of midfielders Yannick Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan to Chinese club Dalian Yifang.

Carrasco had been with Atletico since mid-2015. The Belgian player made 124 appearances for the Spanish club.

Gaitan arrived in 2016. The Argentina international made 49 appearances and scored four goals.

The transfers’ financial details were not immediately disclosed on Monday.

Atletico is second in the Spanish league, seven points behind Barcelona.

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