Since his arrival to Atletico Madrid in 2017, Vitolo has had little stability in his club career. A combination of failed loan moves and reduced importance in the squad have seen him limited to the bench for most of his time.
The Spaniard first went on a six-month loan spell to Las Palmas in 2017 before returning in the winter of the same year. He then spent over three years under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, but had a largely underwhelming tenure.
Year after year, his importance in Los Rojiblancos‘ setup dwindled. During their title-winning season last year, he only recorded three league starts.
Eventually, Vitolo took a pay cut and signed for Getafe on loan in 2021. The year-long spell did not work out for him, and he saw little action over the past season.
With his loan set to come to an end in June, the player is looking for his next destination. The chance that Getafe utilise their purchase option is bleak at the moment, and a solution must be found in the transfer market.
According to reports from David G Medina of MARCA, Las Palmas may swoop at the nth hour to sign Vitolo in June.
The player is out of contract next month for his deal with Simeone’s side was only until 2022. Now, he will be available to sign on a free transfer.
In the recently concluded league season, Vitolo made only seven appearances and had just one start under Quique Flores. In his 200 minutes of action, he did not score any goal or provide an assist. Moreover, he averaged only 0.1 shot per game and created no big chances.
Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo
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.