Werner delighted with Atletico move

Talented young goalkeeper Axel Werner has expressed his happiness over his impending move from Atlético de Rafaela to Atletico Madrid.

The 20-year-old Argentinian is on the verge of signing for a Diego Simeone's La Liga outfit, a team he refers to as one of the giants of Europe.

Werner made his beakthrough into first team football in 2015 following an injury to his club's first-choice keeper German Montoya.

"Since I found out [Atletico wanted to sign me] I felt tremendously excited," he told Marca. "It is a unique opportunity for me. I am moving to a giant of Europe. It's an important move.

"I have had contact with people over there who asked me about my situation and intentions, but not with the coaching staff," he added.

He is also a big fan of his countryman and soon-to-be head coach Diego Simeone.

"He's eligible to be regarded as the best coach in European football," he said. "He's a modern coach that tries to introduce a new alternative system.

"It's no surprise that he has made the Champions League final twice."

Werner is excited about his move to Spain regardless of the fact that he may go on loan to another club before he eventually makes his debut for the first team.

"I am going to a big club that know what they have to do," he said. "Whatever resolution they take with me will be positive.

"I will fight wherever I am. Of course I want to play, and I will love to be Atletico goalkeeper some time, but if I have to advance my career somewhere else I will understand."