Jose Antonio Reyes is a rojiblanco.
The player is on the verge of formally signing a four-year contract with Atletico Madrid after passing a medical at the Vicente
According to Radio Marca
, the player is now a confirmed part of
the Atletico squad, and will be
formally unveiled by the rojiblanco management at 10:00am local time on
Reyes, after his unveiling, will travel to the Netherlands to
join his new squadmates: with Atleti having successfully negotiated their way past Gloria in the
Intertoto Cup, they are now enjoying a late pre-season break in
The troubled Arsenal star will be relieved to have finally left the
Emirates, where he arrived in 2003. Despite some good performances, he
was visibly unhappy in London, and enjoyed a spell at Real Madrid on
loan last season.
Los Merengues were poised to make Reyes' switch permanent, but Marca
reports that Atletico's offer was so superior to Real Madrid's that Arsenal only accepted the former.
Reyes earlier declared himself delighted with the prospect of a return to the Spanish capital - albeit for his last club's arch-rivals.