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La Liga club want Atletico Madrid loanee on permanent deal, contacts expected next week



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La Liga side Valencia are keen on signing Atletico Madrid forward Samuel Lino on a permanent deal and plan to make contact with Los Rojiblancos to discuss a possible a deal shortly, reports journalist Carlos Bosch.

Lino joined Atletico Madrid only this past summer, arriving from Portuguese clubs Gil Vicente. The 22-year-old was immediately loaned out to Valencia for the remainder of the season and the young forward has made a solid impression at the Mestalla so far.

Lino has started each of Valencia’s eight La Liga games so far this term and has scored one goal, while his overall game has seemingly made an impression on the management.

So much so that, owner Peter Lim has decided to incorporate Lino’s signing on a permanent basis.

Valencia president Chan Lay Hoon will be arriving in Spain from Singapore tomorrow, following which contacts are expected to be made with Atletico Madrid to explore the possibility of a permanent transfer, as per the report.

It is claimed that Valencia believe that Atletico Madrid are in desperate need of cash inflow. With there being a chance that they could fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, Los Colchoneros could face a further financial setback.

And Valencia want to capitalise on the situation by trying to take on Lino’s signing on a permanent basis.

However, it remains an unlikely prospect that Atletico Madrid will sell the Brazilian permanently, given that he is rated very highly within the club.

Los Rojiblancos have Lino tied down to a contract with the club until 2027 and despite Valencia’s interest, it is hard to see Atletico selling the young prospect on a permanent basis even before he has played a single game or them.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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