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Atletico Madrid have agreement with Premier League club over January sale of striker – report



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Atletico Madrid are expected to make some major sales in the January transfer window due to their financial situation, which has taken further hit after the club’s exit from European competitions this season.

And according to journalist Miguel Martín Talavera in Carrusel Deportivo, Matheus Cunha is certain to be on his way out of the Civitas Metropolitano as Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Premier League Wolves over the sale of the Brazilian striker.

Cunha joined Atletico from Hertha BSC in the summer of last year amid great expectations. However, the 23-year-old has been unable to deliver on those, as he has just seven goals in over 50 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side thus far.

The Brazilian forward has found himself behind the likes of Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa in the pecking order this season, due to which he has started just two out of Atletico Madrid’s 21 matches across all competitions and has not scored a single goal.

With Atletico needing cash injection and Cunha not being seen as an important part of Simeone’s plans, the Rojiblancos have seemingly decided to cut ties with the former Hertha BSC striker in the winter window.

The report states that Los Colchoneros have reached an agreement with Wolves over a January transfer, although the details of the move have not been clarified.

The Premier League club recently appointed a new manager in the form of Julen Lopetegui, who is using his knowledge of La Liga to strengthen his roster, with Cunha likely to arrive at the Molineux in January if everything goes as per plan, according to the report.

Apart from Cunha, fellow forward Joao Felix is also expected to leave the Metropolitano in January, amidst interest from clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea. Los Rojiblancos, for their part, are already looking for attacking reinforcements as they prepare to offload two forwards.

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Atletico Madrid monitoring teenage striker with €40 million release clause – Romano



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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.

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