The winter transfer window goes on, and the rumours are back after a very quiet week.
Mario Suárez has aroused interest from several clubs. Last week Inter offered a €2 million loan with an option to buy, but according to AS, Atlético does not want to let him exit during this window. He played very well in last night’s loss to Barcelona.
It seems that Atlético would be looking for a replacement in case he leaves next summer. The main names are Málaga’s Camacho, although it would be hard to get him now considering his €20 million release clause, and River Plate’s young player Kranevitter. According to the Argentinean paper Olé, River would have rejected a €6 million offer from Atleti.
The one player who has left ahead of the close of the Window (on February 2nd) is Cristian “Cebolla” Rodríguez. He wants more playing time before the next Copa América, and Cani’s arrival meant that he wouldn’t get a lot of minutes.
He stated during an interview with the Uruguayan site “Embajadores del Gol” that Atlético allowed him to negotiate his exit, and he intended to negotiate with Parma. The deal is done and Cebolla joins Parma until the end of the season.
In other news, Milan would be interested in loaning Siqueira (Di Marzio), although Atlético have rejected the approach (Sport Mediaset Italy).
Besides Cebolla, Atlético will need to loan/sell another player, as the non-European players quota has been surpassed after Correa’s arrival, so either him, Jiménez, Miranda or Giménez would leave.
Correa seems to be the most likely to be loaned out, and there may be news about this when he returns to Spain after playing for Argentina U20.