Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan on the verge of joining Dalian Yigang

Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan is reportedly on his way to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yigang for 18 million euros, according to reports from Spanish newspaper AS.

The 30-year-old joined Atletico for €25m in the summer of 2016 from Benfica but has only started two games this season.

AS said that Gaitan would travel to China on Monday to put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Dalian.

Dalian is owned by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, who just sold 15 percent stake in Atletico Madrid to Quantum Pacific Group controlled by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer.

His company Dalian Wanda Group still sponsors the construction of Los Colchoneros’ new stadium – namely Wanda Metropolitano.