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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list against Getafe
The third big dog of La Liga, Atletico Madrid, are back in action tomorrow, as they gear up for a trip to take on Getafe away from home. Diego Simeone’s men had a fruitful pre-season, and would want to take Barcelona and Real Madrid all the way this season.
For their first game, Simeone has called up 21 players, including two goalkeepers in Grbic and Wanda Metropolitano favourite Jan Oblak.
Jose Gimenez has picked up a severe case of tonsillitis, and will not travel with the team. Instead, the squad features academy player Marco Moreno. Axel Witsel, while traditionally a midfielder, is also expected to play as a centre-back tomorrow.
Nahuel Molina is called up for the game, as well, and could get his official debut for Atleti.
The entire midfield seems fit, with Thomas Lemar getting the official green light to travel. With Antoine Griezmann registered, Simeone has all his attackers ready, too, including Alvaro Morata, who was in red-hot form against Juventus.
📋 The squad list for Getafe vs Atleti pic.twitter.com/J9XkyrESDs— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 14, 2022
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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.