By – Associated Press – Thursday, January 4, 2018
MADRID (AP) – has signed Argentine forward on loan from fellow Spanish club Atletico Madrid for the rest of the season.
says the deal includes an option to buy the player.
will be reunited with coach Marcelino Garcia Toral. had the best season of his career under Garcia Toral at Villarreal in 2014-15, when he scored 20 goals.
Since then, has been disappointing in two stints at Atletico and on loan at Sevilla.
says “confidence and regular minutes will let me do again what I did at Villarreal.”
is third in the Spanish league behind Atletico and leader Barcelona.
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