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Atletico Madrid attentive to Spanish midfielder’s situation, could include Daniel Wass in swap deal
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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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave
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.