Atlético forward Adrián’s drastic decline of form in the 2012/13 season following a dazzling first year in red and white apparently hasn’t impacted his market value too much.
According to AS, reports coming out of Italy suggest AS Roma have their sights set on snapping up the Asturian.
The Giallorossi are said to be ready to offer up to €18 million to bring our No. 7 to the Italian capital.
That amount happens to be the striker’s release clause.
In 57 appearances in his sensational inaugural campaign at Atleti — 46 of them as a starter — the 26-year-old tallied 19 goals and 8 assists in all competitions.
The former Deportivo man’s production, and eventually his participation, dropped precipitously last season, when he scored a measly four goals in 47 appearances (only 29 as a starter).
Despite this downfall, Rojiblanco boss Diego Simeone always had words of support for a player ‘El Cholo’ on numerous occasions deemed a “special” one.
Adrián, a client of super agent Jorge Mendes, has shown no real signs of improvement over the summer however, and it seems like his coach may be more open to letting him go for the right price–especially if this means reinforcements in other areas will become more affordable.
Would you be in favour of selling Adrián at that price?