Spanish media are reporting that Bundesliga side Schalke 04 has made a big offer for José Manuel Jurado. MARCA reports a €13m fee, while AS has it at €15m.
According to the reports, Atlético officials met in Monaco to discuss the potential deal for the midfielder.
Jurado himself seems keen on the deal, as he isn’t guaranteed a spot in Atlético’s starting line-up, and his wages could be quadrupled. He currently earns €1m in Madrid, while Schalke are prepared to offer him €4m.
If Jurado leaves to Germany, he will be joining fellow countrymen Raúl González and young defender Sergio Escudero, who were also signed this summer.
It is unclear what manager Quique Sánchez Flores thinks about a possible transfer, as José Manuel frequently served as the team’s 12th man in both domestic and European competitions. The 24-year old appeared in every single one of our 64 games last season.