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Atletico Madrid president on Vinicius Jr’s celebration: “I’m going to ask him to teach me”



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Speaking on Radio MARCA, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has opined on the controversy surrounding Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr’s dancing celebrations after he scores a goal.

The Brazilian was targeted by RCD Mallorca stars in Real Madrid’s last La Liga clash for his celebrations and flair-filled display.

Following that Atletico Madrid captain Koke commented that the crowd at the Civitas Metropolitano might not take it well if the 22-year-old pulled out the dance at any point during the derby.

At the same time, the president of the Spanish Football Agents Association made a remark that had a racist connotation against Vinicius, which has blown the issue to a whole new level.

Since then, the Brazilian international has garnered a lot of support from the entire footballing community.

And now, Atletico Madrid president, Enrique Cerezo has also weighed in on the topic, claiming that Vinicius is well within his right to celebrate as he deems fit. The Rojiblancos’ supremo even joked that he would seek dancing tips from the Brazilian.

“If Vinicius dances, I’m going to ask him to teach me how to dance the samba, because I have to go to Brazil. If he wants to celebrate it, let him celebrate with respect,” Cerezo said.

There have been reports that the Real Madrid forward is worried that Atletico fans might throw objects at him during the game. So, all eyes will be on Vinicius when the two teams take the field at the Civitas Metropolitano in a few hours’ time.

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  1. Mokgothu Edward Leboko

    September 19, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Why people like to take simple things to such extremes,can just a simple dance annoy people in this way?.Vinicious is just celebrating his goals,he doesn’t any gestures that might be interpreted as offending some.
    The boy plays football to his best,no one can do anything about it,leave him to it.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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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.

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