Atletico Madrid steal Bournemouth employee

Dan Gonzalez, currently a member of Bournemouth’s groundstaff, is set to become the new head groundsman at Atletico Madrid.

The Spaniard has handed in his notice at the South coast club as he prepares to move to the Spanish capital.

Gonzalez will be in charge of the pitch at Atletico’s new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Vitality compliments

The Cherries are regularly complimented by opposition managers on the state of the pitch at the Vitality Stadium.

Subsequently, Atletico Madrid have offered Dan Gonzalez the position of head ground staff at their new stadium.

Settling in

This is Madrid’s first season at their new stadium, which holds over 67,000 fans.

Madrid’s record there currently stands at played three, won two, lost one.

Chelsea were the first side victorious in Europe at Madrid’s new ground, with a late Michy Batshuayi goal securing the Blues all three points.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Tomorrow, Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with Messi looking to cause havoc following on from his midweek hattrick which fired Argentina to Russia 2018.

Atletico are currently placed fourth in La Liga, six points off of leaders Barcelona.

Opponents, Barcelona are looking to maintain their 100 percent win record this season, although this is set to be their biggest challenge yet.

Barcelona are set to be without Ousmane Dembele, Arda Turan and Rafinha, whilst Atletico are missing Sime Vrsaljko and the unavailable Diego Costa.