In what has already been a disappointing couple of weeks with regards to players leaving the Vicente Calderon, it looks as if it could get worse. Miranda has confirmed to Brazilian radio that he is in talks to leave Atletico Madrid, where he enjoyed a fantastic season.
“I have received offers and we are currently negotiating. The offers? Some from the English league, and from within the Spanish league as well. Some from less important leagues, too,” he told Radio ESPN.
Miranda has in recent weeks been linked with a move to both Manchester United – who are in dire need of a centre back after losing both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand – and Barcelona – who need to replace Carles Puyol following his retirement.
The 29-year-old, who missed out on Brazil’s World Cup 23-man squad, claims his agent is in Europe to decide his future, and is optimistic of a deal being done.
“My buy-out fee with Atletico is 30m, but that can be negotiated,” Miranda said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Atletico have strengthened their back line already this week with the addition of Guilherme Siqueira from Granada.
This move for the left back was rumoured to open the doors for Filipe Luis to leave the club – but this admission from Miranda could mean there is another hole to fill in Europe’s best defence from the last season.
Would you be happy to see Miranda leave for his buy-out clause?