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Two Turkish giants planning Bosman move for Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez

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When Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title last season, one man was at the fore of it all — Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan international scored the all-important goal for Los Rojiblancos against Real Valladolid, hence clinching the title.

However, his importance in the team has seen a steep decline this season. He has only started 18 La Liga games for his side this season, scoring 11 goals and providing two assists.

Moreover, the arrival of Matheus Cunha and the resurgence of Angel Correa has seen his role reduced.

Given Suarez’s slow but sure decline, talks about a possible move away from Spain have begun. According to reports from Diario AS, the Uruguayan could well be on his way to a spell in Turkey.

Besiktas and Fenerbahce have already contacted the player’s environment and expressed their interest in signing the star striker. Given that his contract ends in June, he can sign for any club as a free agent in the summer.

Diego Simeone is not expected to oppose the player’s departure, for he has better options to deploy in the attack.

The manager did not even bring Suarez off the bench in the all-important game against Manchester City last week, opting for the likes of Joao Feliz, Antoine Griezmann and Matheus Cunha ahead of the former Barcelona legend.

Suarez is expected to end his career with a spell in the MLS. However, it is now increasingly likely that he will have a short stint in Turkey before he closes curtains on what has been a phenomenal career.

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Atletico Madrid will try to sign Arsenal, Liverpool target for free in the summer

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Atletico Madrid saw a lot of movement during the January transfer window as they saw several players leave, while also bringing in a couple of new faces in.

But one player who they tried to sign and could not is Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.

Indeed, according to AS, was on the top of director Andrea Berta’s list for the winter window as he is in the final six months of his contract. But, Gladbach asked for a fee of around €10-12 million to offload him, which prompted Atletico Madrid to move for Depay instead.

But the report states that Thuram continues to be on the agenda at the Civitas Metropolitano and Berta will try to sign him again in the summer transfer window.

However, there will be intense competition for the 25-year-old’s services given that he will be available for a free transfer at the end of the season.

Juventus and Inter Milan have shown an interest in Thuram, but there are a lot of clubs in England wishing to sign him up.

Indeed, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to be gunning for the French forward’s signing while more clubs could join the list of his suitors as days progress.

So, it will be important for Atletico Madrid to achieve a top-four finish in La Liga and qualify for the UEFA Champions League for next season if they wish to attract a player of Thuram’s capability and calibre.

The 25-year-old has netted 13 goals and set up four more in 19 matches across all competitions. His ability to play anywhere across the frontline makes him an attractive prospect for interested parties such as Atletico.

But given the intense competition, Diego Simeone & co. will need to act swiftly if they wish to sign Thuram.

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