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Atletico Madrid have tabled a three-year contract offer for Luis Enrique – report
In a major development, as reported by Javi de la Pena of El Chiringuito TV, Atletico Madrid have sent a three-year contract offer to Luis Enrique to take over as their manager.
Enrique is currently unattached after parting ways with the Spanish national team following their early departure from the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Links with Atletico Madrid had been doing the rounds for a while, especially in the first half of the season when things were not going all too well under Diego Simeone.
“I like him a lot personally and professionally. I think he has the talent to coach any team in our league. It’s clear that he adds value for everyone. For the media, for the players, and for the clubs because he delivers. I think it’s good,” Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin had said in the past about Enrique.
Although things have improved for the Rojiblancos and Simeone of late, his contract with the club expires in a little over a year.
While some reports have indicated that Atletico Madrid are not looking to make any changes, Javi de la Pena is reporting otherwise and stating that the Colchoneros have already made their move for Enrique.
The 52-year-old former Barcelona boss had also commented on the possibility of taking over at the Civitas Metropolitano, saying:
“Hey, they have to love me, this is the usual. If they don’t call me… If I don’t have offers, I can’t decide. I don’t have any offers at the moment.”
With an offer now allegedly being made by Atletico Madrid, it will be interesting to see whether Enrique is willing to consider it.
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Atletico Madrid competing with Barcelona, Liverpool for 26-year-old midfielder
Sofyan Amrabat is a player in demand, with the midfielder reportedly a top target for various clubs during the January transfer window, as confirmed by his brother.
However, Atletico Madrid are also keeping tabs on the Moroccan international, with the club said to be interested in bringing him to Wanda Metropolitano.
According to Foot Mercato, Amrabat is keen on moving to La Liga, and Atletico Madrid are one of the clubs that he admires. The midfielder had previously praised Atleti boss Diego Simeone, further fueling speculation of a potential move to the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid’s interest in Amrabat comes in the midst of uncertainty over the future of Axel Witsel.
The Fiorentina star could be a possible replacement for the Belgian midfielder, whose contract at the club expires at the end of the season, with his father hinting at a possible exit.
However, Atleti would face competition from Barcelona in the pursuit of Amrabat, who appears to be prioritising a move to Camp Nou. The Moroccan international could potentially become an excellent alternative for Barça’s top target, Martin Zubimendi.
However, Fiorentina is unlikely to let the midfielder go cheaply, and Barcelona would have to sort out their economic situation to afford him.
That is where Atletico Madrid might look to get ahead of the Catalans. Although the Spanish giants are also struggling with finances, they may still be able to swoop in and secure the services of the Fiorentina star come the end of the season.
It is too early to deduce anything just yet. A lot will be uncovered as we enter the final phase of the season. Amrabat himself will be keen on making a definitive decision on his future, as he looks to take the next step in his career.