Champions of Spain Atletico Madrid have agreed on a deal with Hertha Berlin for the transfer of Matheus Cunha (22). Sky Germany are reporting a fee of around thirty million Euros for the Brazilian who was part of the squad that took home gold at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Hertha Berlin Sporting Director Fredi Bobic made their price clear from the beginning and the Rojiblancos haggling dragged negotiations.
Cunha is an interesting profile for Diego Simeone, he is skillful and has an eye for goals. He is like a 9.5, which can be a false 9 or a secondary (supporting) striker. Last season, he scored 7 Bundesliga goals and created 6 big chances in the Bundesliga for Hertha. Considering the options Atletico have up top in their famed 442, Cunha is a bit of a puzzling pursuit. They have the in-form Angel Correa, Joao Felix, and Luis Suarez. One would think that Simeone would be pursuing a pure striker to pound in goals but negotiations for Dusan Vlahovic have broken down. Cunha it is. The Brazilian was dropped for the loss against Wolfsburg this weekend as he seals his move. He will be Hertha’s second signing after Rodrigo de Paul.