What can be better than an undefeated season for Atlético fans?
How about the return of beloved former Colchonero Diego, now back at Wolfsburg following a majestic year on loan at the Vicente Calderón?
Well, if Punto Pelota co-host José María ‘Petón’ Martín’s claims are to be believed, the Rojiblanco faithful’s frustrated dream of this past summer might become a reality.
AS journalist Dani Hidalgo, quoting Petón’s statements on the Spanish television programme, reports that Atleti boss Diego Simeone wants the Brazilian back in the squad as soon as possible.
“Jair da Cunha has received a call from Atleti,” the Madrid-based Bahía Internacional sports agent Petón announced.
“He’s Diego’s father and the person who is responsible for these matters. Wolfsburg are having a horrific season and have fired Magath. In [the winter transfer window] or at the end of the season, Diego could sign for Atleti. His family would approve of the move and it’s something Simeone is insisting on.
“The coach believes that, with the Brazilian, he would have a squad that could compete for everything.”
According to Hidalgo, the barriers to a deal for the midfielder, whose contract with the German outfit runs through 2014, are the obvious ones, particularly, Atlético’s dire financial situation.
Though the Bundesliga’s current last-place side may be willing to part ways with the 27-year-old, Atleti are still trying to make ends meet in order to keep the present team members together.
There’s a chance Rojiblanco officials may be willing to bank on our marvelous start and what seems like a likely Champions League berth, and shell out whatever is needed to please ‘El Cholo’ and bring Diego back.
Wolfsburg have struggled mightily in 2012/13, but Diego’s commitment hasn’t been in question.
The former Juventus man has three goals and four assists so far in all competitions (eight league games and two cup matches).
Are you excited about the prospect of a Diego return?