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Atletico Madrid in pursuit for €50 million rated defender



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Gleison Bremer has emerged as one of Serie A’s hottest performers this season, and his consistent performances have not gone unnoticed. Come June, a big transfer market tussle is expected for the 25-year-old as several top European sides eye his signing.

According to reports from Gazetta (h/t GIFN), Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspurs, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid are interesting in swooping the player in the summer.

Moreover, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and AC Milan are keeping tabs on the player too.

Torino are said to be looking for €50 million for their defender. Needless to say, their demands are considered high by the suitors.

The Brazilian international has started 29 games for Torino this season in Serie A alone, averaging 88 minutes per game. He has scored three goals and provided one assist.

His physicality and awareness in defense make him a hot asset for the Italians. Not only is his mere presence daunting, but his ability to dominate the air and lead from the front are seen as desirable.

His defensive numbers are mind-boggling, as he averages 3.4 interceptions, 1.4 tackles, four clearances and seven duels won every ninety minutes.

Given that Atletico Madrid often play a back-three it is criminal that Simeone has just four options at his disposal. Moreover, Stefan Savic and Felipe are already 31 and 32 respectively, and need replacements for the coming season.

Los Rojiblancos face tough competition for Bremer’s signing with sides like Inter Milan and Liverpool ahead in the race. Moreover, the €50 million price tag is a factor that will deter Simeone’s side from their pursuit.

Stats via Transfermarkt

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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