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Gameiro excited to be part of Atletico Madrid setup

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29 year old French striker Kevin Gameiro, who recently joined Atletico Madrid on a four year deal, said it is "very important" to work for the team and score goals.

Gameiro, who moved from Sevilla for a considerable fee of 32 million euros on Saturday, spoke of his happiness after taking part in his first training session with Atletico on Tuesday.

"I'm very excited to come to this great club," the French striker told Atletico's official website. "I know that we are going to compete in all the competitions. It's a new challenge for me and I hope it goes well," Gameiro added.

During his three seasons at Sevilla, Gameiro claimed three Europa League titles and scored 67 goals in 144 games.

The 5 foot 7 inch striker has been capped 8 times by the French national team, the last of which came in the 2011-12 season.

Despite his fine 29 goal return for Sevilla last season, he was overlooked for the French national team for Euro 2016.