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Atletico Madrid battling Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle for Premier League attacker – report
Leandro Trossard is sparking quite a lot of interest in the transfer market owing to his performances for Brighton & Hove Albion as well as his contract situation with the Seagulls.
As reported by Diario AS, the Belgian international is attracting attention from Premier League giants Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United while La Liga bigwigs Atletico Madrid are also in the race to sign the 27-year-old.
The report states that Atleti’s interest in Trossard is not something new, with the Rojiblancos said to be tracking the versatile winger from his time in Belgium, where he starred for KRC Genk.
Since moving to Brighton in 2019, the Belgian international has been one of their best performers in the Premier League and is particularly enjoying a strong start to the ongoing campaign.
In 12 matches this season, Trossard has already produced a tally of seven goals and two assists, which includes a hat-trick against Liverpool and goals versus Chelsea and Manchester City.
With Joao Felix’s future in question and Yannick Carrasco also failing to deliver this season, Atletico Madrid could certainly use a player of Trossard’s ilk. However, they are not alone in pursuit of the former Genk star.
A move to Chelsea has been speculated ever since Graham Potter left Brighton to take charge at Stamford Bridge recently. Arsenal, too, are in the hunt for the 27-year-old while Newcastle United are also said to be keen.
So, it will certainly be difficult for Atletico Madrid to clinch the signing of Trossard. Given that his contract expires at the end of the season, he will be available for free. But the Premier League clubs could offer a much bigger pay packet to the Belgian than Los Colchoneros.
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Atletico Madrid monitoring teenage striker with €40 million release clause – Romano
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid are among the clubs monitoring the progress of UD Almeria striker Marciano Sanca.
The 19-year-old Guinea-Bissau forward joined Almeria from Portuguese outfit Leixoes in January last year, linking up with the club’s B team.
Marciano has made three league appearances Almeria’s reserve team and has not scored a goal yet. The teenager has been training with the first-team setup regularly and Romano claims that he is close to making his debut in La Liga.
While he might not have made a splash at the senior level yet, Marciano seems to be already gathering admirers with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Brighton & Hove Albion said to be tracking the youngster.
Los Rojiblancos are set to enter the market for a new centre-forward as Joao Felix is expected to be sold permanently while Alvaro Morata’s future is also not entirely certain.
So even though Diego Simeone has Memphis Depay, Angel Correa, and Morata at his disposal, Atletico Madrid will dive into the market for a new striker with there being links to Mateo Retegui of Boca Juniors, currently on loan at Tigre.
Now, Marciano has also emerged as a potential target or Atletico Madrid, although signing him will not be easy in the summer.
Even though the 19-year-old’s contract expires in 2024, he is bound by a release clause worth €40 million and Almeria intend to keep him at the club beyond this season.
So, the La Liga club might hold out for the entire release clause amount in order to stave off potential suitors like Atletico Madrid, who are not in a position to make such an investment on an unproven youngster.