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Atletico Madrid winger wants to leave in January, club to demand €40 million for sale
The upcoming January transfer window promises to be a busy one for Atletico Madrid. The Rojiblancos, under a strenuous financial situation, are looking to offload several players from their squad.
Matheus Cunha is already on his way to Wolves while Felipe could also follow his compatriot to the Molineux. Atletico Madrid are likely to be open to offers for Mario Hermoso as well while Joao Felix is also on his way out amid links to Manchester United and Arsenal.
Now, according to MARCA, another player could be set to bid goodbye to Atletico Madrid in January as winger Yannick Carrasco wants to leave the club.
The Belgian international could have left the Colchoneros last January itself when Newcastle United had come calling but opted to stay.
There was interest from the likes of Tottenham in the summer, but Atletico demanded that his €60 million release clause be paid in full. So, no move materialised then as well.
At the same time, it was reported that Carrasco himself was keen on remaining at the Civitas Metropolitano, with Atletico Madrid ready to hand him a new contract.
But the promise of a new deal has not been fulfilled as of yet, which has seemingly left the Belgian international upset.
So, despite manager Diego Simeone’s affectionate words towards him following Atleti’s Copa del Rey win recently where he scored two goals, Carrasco is unlikely to change his mind.
And as per the report, Atletico Madrid might not stand in the way of an exit and could decide to sell the 29-year-old if an offer of around €40 million comes along for him, which is lesser than what they had sought for him in the summer window.
What now remains to be seen is whether there are any takers for Carrasco in January and if they are willing to meet what Atletico are demanding for his services.
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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.