Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Benfica ace Simao Sabrosa.

The Spanish side have been negotiating with Benfica for the highy rated Portuguese winger and they have now agreed a €20million fee for the player.

Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira admitted it was a hard decision to sell Simao, who is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Atletico.

“The operation is excellent in the money aspect, but he will always be a player in our hearts,” Vieira told the Portuguese press.

“The decision to sell was very difficult for us.”