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Official: Atletico Madrid squad list to face Sevilla
Matches continue to come hard and fast as we reach the penultimate game of the season in La Liga. The headliner this weekend is Sevilla’s trip to the capital of Spain where they will take on Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Ahead of the game, Diego Simeone has selected 20 players that will host Julien Lopetegui’s men. Two defenders are missing from the squad list in the form of Renan Lodi, who is suspended, and Sime Vrsaljko, who picked up an injury early in the Elche clash.
The midfield is stacked, with all but Thomas Lemar fit and called up. The Frenchman will miss the rest of the season, along with Joao Felix.
Tomorrow very well could be Luis Suarez’s last game at the Wanda, and it would not be farfetched to expect him to be in the starting lineup for the game.
Javier Serrano and Giuliano Simeone are the youth team players called up.
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.