The 26-year-old joined Dalian Yifang on an 6-month loan deal having been deemed surplus to requirements
Atleti have been scouting for a new forward before the closing of the transfer Window and had been linked with Edinson Cavani throughout.
But after it was confirmed that the Uruguay international would remain at Paris Saint-Germain, Diego Simeone has gone back to his trusted player. The Belgian signs until the end of the season with Atleti having a €12.5m option to make it permanent in the summer.
The expectation, however, is for the winger to be showcased this summer in an attempt to add further revenue to the rebuild that is already in motion.