Both AS and El Mundo Deportivo reported Saturday that José Antonio Reyes is on his way to Galatasaray.
According to AS, the clubs are working out the last details, while EMD reports an agreement has been reached for €6 million.
The Turkish outfit made an approach last summer, but back then the Andalusian was declared “intransferible” by Rojiblanco officials.
The clubs were able to reach an agreement on the transfers of Tomas Ujfalusi and Arda Turan. Cim Bom could decide to waive part of the payment Atleti owe for the Turk in order to sweeten the Reyes-deal.
It’s important to note that 25 per cent of Reyes’ transfer rights are still owned by Benfica, who took the winger on loan during the 2008/09 season but weren’t willing to pay his €12m buy-out clause.
José, who scored an amazing free kick against Galatasaray during our successful Europa League run in 2010, recently fell out with Gregorio Manzano and can no longer count on the confidence of his manager.
A replacement has reportedly already been found, with Swiss youngster Xherdan Shaqiri rumoured to be a target for Atlético.
Reyes is one of the few remaining stars from our Europa League win from only 18 months ago. How would you feel about his departure?