Augusto Matías Fernández has become Atlético de Madrid’s new player after the agreement reached between our entity and Celta de Vigo. The Argentinian centre underwent the medical examination on Thursday at Majadahonda’s Fremap Clinic and this 1st of January, he has formalized his contract with our Club for the remainder of the season and three more campaigns.
The midfielder, born in Pergamino (Argentina) 29 years ago, came to Balaídos in the 2012/13 season from Vélez Sarsfield, the club with which he won the Clausura Tournament in 2011, and was chosen best player of the Championship. In Vigo, he established as one of the key players of the team in the three and a half seasons he has defended their shirt, with which he played 121 games and scored 10 goals.
Augusto Fernández made his debut in the first division of the Argentinian football in 2005 donning the shirt of River Plate. At the Buenos Aires club he coincided for a season with Diego Pablo Simeone (2007/08). Both won the title in the 2008 Clausura. A year later, in 2009, he made the leap to European football to play a season with Saint-Étienne.
He's a player's of proven experience in the League that will bring quality and competition to a great midfield such as ours
Our Sporting Director, José Luis Pérez Caminero, welcomed the incorporation of Augusto Fernández to the team. "He's a player's of proven experience in the League that will bring quality and competition to a great midfield such as ours. His incorporation will help us face the demands of having to play three competitions."
Caminero emphasised the importance of adding a footballer who knows our championship. "In the club we are delighted with his arrival and during his stay in the League we have been able to confirm that he has great technical and tactical qualities."