• Atletico Madrid completes Matheus Cunha's transfer
  • Cunha is expected to complete Diego Simeone's attack
  • Simeone has warned Barcelona and Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid has added another well-rounded striker into its already stacked attack.

Matheus Cunha has completed his move to Atletico Madrid from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, the club confirmed Wednesday.

The reigning La Liga champs are believed to have paid around € 30 million ($35 million) for the Brazilian’s transfer and will now join Diego Simeone’s powerhouse frontmen led by Luis Suarez, Joao Felix and Angel Correa, Spanish outlet Marca reported.

The arrival of Cunha marked the end of Atleti’s search for another forward this summer, and though he may not be on the same footing as Suarez, the 22-year-old could be the player who will “complete” Simeone’s attack, the report said.

The 22-year-old, per the report, is Atletico’s fallback signing, having failed to secure a deal for Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann.

It can be recalled that Atletico has been pursuing Vlahovic, but the report added that Simeone’s side “failed to reach an agreement” with Fiorentina.

Los Colchoneros had also tried to tempt Griezmann into making a sensational return, but “no agreement” managed to actualize.

Prior to joining Atletico, Cunha has been enjoying some of the best football of his career. He was a key figure in Brazil's Olympic-winning team at the Tokyo 2020 Games this summer playing as the lone striker of the squad.

In the process, Cunha bagged a total of three goals in five games, including one in the final match against Spain, en route to the gold medal.

In club football, Cunha also impressed at Hertha Berlin, registering seven goals and five assists last season.

Matheus Cunha and Hertha Berlin face Bayern Munich on Sunday
Matheus Cunha and Hertha Berlin face Bayern Munich on Sunday AFP / Odd ANDERSEN

Atletico Madrid has seemingly stolen the limelight from Barcelona and Real Madrid after dominating La Liga last season.

Addressing the club’s stance in the new campaign, Atletico boss Simeone stressed that every transfer decision made was based on the team’s commitment to growth.

"The club looks for young and good people who can grow,” the coach told ESPN. “They come here to train. People don't understand that".

"[Antoine] Griezmann leaves, Joao Felix comes,” he explained. “Obviously, the distance is a lot. That doesn't mean that one is better than the other. Logically, Griezmann, when he leaves, is much better formed as a player, but we'll see in four years' time if Joao is better than Griezmann.”

Moreover, Simeone also warned Barca and Los Blancos to be mindful of making “a mistake” this season as Atletico will definitely capitalize on.

"To be here you need talent, but that's not everything: you need personality, confidence, conviction, commitment," he pointed out. "What we have done is extraordinary. After nine years of work, both know that they can't make a mistake because, if they do, we're here."