According to Onda Cero Radio based in Madrid, Atletico striker Diego Forlan has offered himself “in a desperate fashion” to our bitter rivals Real Madrid.
The radio station claims that Forlan’s agent and brother contacted Merengue officials some time last week in order to inform them that the Uruguayan forward was available for a price ranging from €8m to €10m.
The 31-year-old’s desperation to jump the Atleti ship has reached such a degree that in recent hours his representatives are said to be now dangling him out to los Blancos for a mere €3m to €4m.
Forlan is purportedly willing to sign for the rest of this season and one additional year, as long as his salary remains at the current rate of €4.5m per year.
This is not the first time this season that rumours of a deal with Real Madrid for the attacker have surfaced. Back in November, MARCA claimed that Atlético had offered Forlán to our neighbours for €18m.
Atlético’s asking price for the World Cup Golden Ball winner is now estimated to be at €15m, so it seems highly unlikely that he would go for anything under €10m.
It’s been obvious for a while now that the two-time Pichichi winner’s mind and heart are elsewhere. Yesterday’s effort in Gijón was outright embarrassing as he failed to create any sort of chance whatsoever.
What do you think of Forlan’s current situation? Is it time to part ways with the Uruguayan?