Borre cannot wait to get started at Atleti

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With Rafael Santos Borre's loan spell at former club Deportivo Cali coming to an end, the striker is excited to join Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in July.

Prior to signing for Atleti, the Colombia Under-23 international had scored 14 goals in a mere 26 appearances for Los Azucareros over two seasons, a remarkable tally for the 20-year-old.

"It was a great joy to know that such a big club like Atletico was interested and I immediately knew it was the ideal club for me," Borre told Goal.

"Besides I always dreamed of getting to an important club in Europe and I feel that Atletico is the club of my dreams.

"I had the opportunity to play in Colombia's national team and talk with Radamel Falcao and Jackson Martinez and they advised me to learn a lot about the philosophy of Atletico's coach [Diego Simeone].

"First I have to adapt to the philosophy of the team. Then I'll try to win a space in the team."

Simeone's side are currently involved in a nail-biting three-way race for the La Liga title. Rojiblancos are tied on points with league leaders Barcelona, placed second only on goal difference. Third-placed Real Madrid are a single point behind their two main rivals.

"For me football it depends on the moment, so I'm sure Atletico has enough capacity to win the Champions League and La Liga at this moment," Borre added. "We have a great team to fight for these big things."

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