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Atletico Madrid attentive to Spanish midfielder’s situation, could include Daniel Wass in swap deal

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Carlos Soler has been one of the few players in La Liga that has been at the same club for a long time.

The 25-year-old has been at Valencia for over 17 years. After a steady ascent up the ranks of the club, he made his debut for Los Che in 2016 and has not looked back since.

However, with the club heading closer to regression than progression, the player is said to be willing to accept a change of scenery. Given his brilliant track record in La Liga so far, several clubs are said to be keeping tabs on his contractual status.

According to reports from Javier Dias of Diario AS, Atletico Madrid are very attentive to Soler’s situation. Moreover, the club are willing to include a player in a swap deal to bring the midfielder to Madrid.

Daniel Wass is reportedly the prime candidate to make the switch back to Mestalla in exchange for Soler. Yet, there are several other players in Simeone’s setup who could be used as bargaining cards too.

In 28 starts for Los Che in the recently concluded season, Soler scored 11 goals and provided five assists. Further, he averaged 1.7 key passes per game and created five big chances.

Valencia have set a price tag of around €20 million on their prized asset, a figure that is considered a bargain. Atletico Madrid will push for his incorporation in the summer but will face stiff competition from Barcelona.

Earlier this week, Los Rojiblancos’ midfielder Koke spoke about Soler and said that the Spaniard would have little trouble fitting into Simeone’s dynamics.

“Carlos Soler would fit into Atlético, for his style of football, for his character and for how he competes, for the characteristics he has, he would fit into Atlético de Madrid.”

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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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