According to several reports in the Spanish press, Atletico are very close to agreeing terms with Sporting Braga for defender Sílvio. Portuguese paper Récord broke the news early Wednesday, claiming the 23-year-old’s sale to Atleti is imminent.
Atlético are reportedly looking to replace Jesús “Suso” García Pítarch at the end of the season. The board has lost faith in Suso, who seems to spend more time in Brazil than in the Spanish capital these days. The man wasn’t even involved in the recent signing of Elias, as player agent Jorge Mendes seems to have more influence over our transfer dealings than the man who is supposed to be in charge.
Despite the ever-growing list of names being linked with Atlético in the winter transfer window, Rojiblanco club officials assured MARCA that the team “doesn’t need anyone else,” and that no signings will be made in the upcoming winter transfer market. Quique looks likely to have to rely on our canteranos for the rest of the season.