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Atletico Madrid have ‘practically completed’ the signing of French midfield sensation



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Considering Atletico Madrid’s midseason slump in form, their Champions League qualification can be called a success.

Diego Simeone knows well that the squad needs a revamp and the coming June has been selected as the big transfer window in view of the same.

The defence was said to be the main priority for the manager to strengthen, while the centre-forward position has been equally worrying. However, it seems like Los Rojiblancos‘ first signing has come in midfield.

According to reports from El Chiringuito, Atletico Madrid have practically completed the signing of Boubacar Kamara.

The tables seem to have turned in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, Aston Villa were said to have overtaken the Spanish giants in the race for the defensive midfielder but reports today say otherwise.

Kamara’s contact at Marseille runs out in the summer, and the player has decided not to renew.

The 22-year-old has established himself as a regular under Jorge Sampaoli, starting 30 league games for his team this season. In that duration, he has created three big chances and scored one goal.

Defensively, he has been solid and averages 1.3 interceptions, two tackles, a clearance and five duels won per ninety minutes.

Though Geoffrey Kondogbia and Hector Herrera have done a good job as covering the defensive midfield position, the latter’s confirmed departure creates a vacancy that needs to be filled.

With no price tag attached to his transfer, Atletico Madrid see him as the ideal choice to reinforce their squad.

With contrasting reports coming out in less than a 24 hour span, it remains to be seen as to which claim is true.

However, the player has always shown a preference to join Atleti, and onw hopes that the youngster opts to render his services at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo



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According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.

Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.

Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.

Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.

Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.

However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.

Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.

Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.

It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.

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