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Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of 23-year-old Argentine striker – report
Throughout the last season, a constant concern in the Atletico Madrid dressing room was the lack of a potent striker. While there were several options at Diego Simeone’s disposal, in theory, underperformance became a constant issue.
According to reports from Paulina Benavente, Los Rojiblancos have signed Atletico San Luiz striker German Berterame. While his future is not yet clear, he is expected to turn up for pre-season under Diego Simeone.
Depending on his performances in training and in pre-season, Berterame can make the move to Atletico Madrid’s senior team or continue in the youth league for a while.
The Argentine’s contract with the Mexican club ends on June 30th, and one would expect his move to the Wanda Metropolitano to be on a free transfer. However, his signing has not been officially announced by the club and the exact economics involved are unknown.
In 20 Liga MX Clausura starts in the recent season, Berterame scored eight goals and provided four assists. His nine goals in Liga MX Apertura take his goal tally to 17 in the past season.
Luis Suarez is set to leave Los Rojiblancos in the coming summer, with the player having already said his farewell. Further, Angel Correa’s future at the club is in the air too as the player wishes for a change in scenery.
In such a scenario, the goal-scoring responsibilities will likely fall on the shoulders of Matheus Cunha and Berterame next season. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the player manages to seamlessly make the transition to La Liga.
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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.
This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.
Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.
However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.
The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.
And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.
As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.
With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.
Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.
But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.