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Atletico Madrid ‘appreciate the profiles’ of PSG duo – report
According to GOAL France, PSG could be looking to move some pieces in the upcoming January transfer window and clear some deadweight from the squad. And, two of their players, Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia, are on the radars of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
Los Rojiblancos are looking at an important transfer window with some changes set to be made by Diego Simeone & co. in the coming weeks.
A new striker has been earmarked as a top priority as Matheus Cunha has already left and Joao Felix is expected to be on his way out as well. However, reinforcing other positions is not ruled out as long as there are economically feasible options available on the market.
Amidst this, PSG duo Sarabia and Soler are said to be two players whose profiles are appreciated by Atletico Madrid.
Soler joined the Ligue 1 giants only this past summer from Valencia but has found it hard to make an impact in France thus far leading to speculations over his future just six months into his stint at Parc des Princes.
Atletico Madrid had shown an interest in securing Soler’s services before he left for PSG in the summer. And they are again keeping tabs on the Spanish international in case an opportunity arises.
As for Sarabia, he too has found it hard to make inroads into the PSG setup especially given that Christophe Galtier has top options like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to form the frontline.
Indeed, the 30-year-old has just started three Ligue 1 matches this term and an exit in January is not off the table, with Atletico Madrid said to be admirers of the former Sevilla ace.
However, any move from the Rojiblancos will only take place once they have been successful in offloading Felix, who is courting interest from the Premier League.
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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target
Atletico Madrid are interested in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and want to fight for his signing in the summer, according to a report from Javi Gomara of Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old is also a transfer target for FC Barcelona and several clubs in the Premier League.
Amrabat burst into the limelight after enjoying a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022, during which he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit in January, with Barcelona, Atletico and several other clubs linked.
However, a move did not materialise and he remained at Fiorentina. However, with his contract expiring next year, the Moroccan international could be on his way out in the summer, even though the Italian outfit are trying to tie him down with a new contract.
And, as per the report, Atletico Madrid are ready to fight for his signing in the summer. The report states that Amrabat is a player that is very well-liked by the Rojiblancos and would be an important cog in Diego Simeone’s side if they sign him.
Amrabat will be playing at the Civitas Metropolitano tonight, with Atletico’s home ground hosting a friendly between Morocco and Peru. And the Colchoneros dream of making the stadium the 26-year-old’s permanent home from next season.
The report adds that the Moroccan international himself would be ‘delighted’ to join the club. After all, he did speak highly of Simeone and Atleti during the World Cup, when he said:
“He has coached Atletico Madrid for many years. I like his style of play. He has won a lot and I have a lot of respect for him. The players in his team are physically strong and aggressive. I like to play that way.”
Atletico Madrid have been linked with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but hold no interest in him. Instead, they wish to sign a player of Amrabat’s profile and quality. However, the 26-year-old will not come cheap as Fiorentina will demand a €40 million fee for him.
Beyond that, the interest of Barcelona and other clubs in the Premier League would also be a roadblock for the Spanish capital club.