axel witzelBelgian international midfielder, is very close to becoming a new player of the Atletico Madrid for the next season, in the absence of official confirmation. According to various media reports, the 33-year-old footballer already has a full agreement with his new club, with which will sign for one season plus another optionaland the only thing missing is for the red and white entity to reach an agreement with the Borussia Dortmundwith which the player from Liège, who is 1.86 meters tall, ends his contract on June 30 after a journey of four seasons.
Witsel had offers on the table from Germany, Turkey, the United States and above all one from the Olympic Marseille, who was the great competitor with Atlético for taking over their services. However, the midfielder, who has also played for clubs like Standard Liège, Benfica and Zenit Saint Petersburgwill finally opt for the Madrid entity, which already wanted him in his day when the player went through the Portuguese League (2011-2013).
The footballer from Liège, who has between eyebrows and eyebrows to return to the Belgian team to be able to play the World Cup in Qatar next winter, would thus arrive at Atlético to cover the gap left by the departure of the Mexican Hector Herrera and complete the midfield, trying to compete for ownership with the French Geoffrey Kondogbia as a defensive pivot.
Witsel has played for Dortmund for the last four seasons, with whom he has played 105 games in which he has scored 13 goals and has given six assists.
In June 2015, he married his longtime Romanian girlfriend, Rafaella, with whom he has two children. His father is from Martinique and his mother is Belgian.