Although Argentine centre back Martín Demichelis was on the bench Wednesday night for the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup, reports have arisen that a deal has been struck between Atlético and Manchester City. The Premier League outfit is believed to be willing to pay around five million euros for the defender, who came in as a free transfer about two months ago.
Easy money, one might say, but what to do with it? Would the club use it to purchase some reinforcement at the back, or will half of the proceeds go to the taxman once again?
After the midweek performance, it’s clear that Godín and Miranda are indisputable starters. But is Giménez enough to cover them?
Last week, Belgian media reported that Atlético were looking to sign Ajax’ Toby Alderweireld. A first bid of four and a half million euros was said to be rejected; with Liverpool, and even Arsenal, showing interest, Atleti may need to raise their bid to the asking price of seven and a half million.
However, it seems Caminero is not giving up on the 24-year-old international.
‘Mega Toby’s agent, Sören Lerby, revealed to Dutch magazine Algemeen Dagblad this morning that Atlético’s negotiations were in the most advanced stages, and it may be a matter of days before an agreement is reached.
Do you think the 7.5 million price tag is too steep, considering he’d be a free agent next year? Could we find cheaper back-up?