New Atletico Madrid player Moussa Dembele has revealed that Fernando Torres was his idol while he was growing up. The Frenchman made this known in his first interview as an Atletico Madrid player.

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Moussa Dembele became an Atletico Madrid player after he signed for them on loan from Lyon in the French Ligue 1. Moussa Dembeleis the like-for-like replacement for Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid. The Spanish La Liga leaders have moved to replace Diego Costa after the Brazilian born-Spanish international left the club by mutual consent despite the fact that he had six months left on his Atletico Madrid deal. <!--more-->

<a href="">Since leaving Atletico Madrid a few weeks back</a>, Diego Costa has been linked with several clubs including the ones from the Premier League. Premier League teams like Tottenham and Arsenal have been linked with the former Chelsea striker.
Moussa Dembele had to leave Lyon in this transfer window after struggling for starts this season. He has scored just one goal in 16 league appearances for Lyon this term and six of those have come from the start.<a href=" is in stark contrast to his form at the French club over the last two seasons since joining</a> from Celtic in the summer of 2018. Moussa Dembele scored 44 goals in his two seasons at Lyon. In his first interview as a new player at Atletico Madrid, Moussa Dembele said he can't wait to play for his new team before pointing out that Fernando Torres was his favourite player as a child. Fernando Torres was his football idol and that he's hopeful of doing great things at Atletico Madrid who are the league leaders in the Spanish La Liga. Atletico Madrid have a four-point lead over nearest challengers Real Madrid at the summit having played two games less than their city rivals.