A switch story has emerged out of the blue this week as Spanish outlet AS claims that Manchester United have made an unbelievable £70 million bid for Marcos Llorente.
The 26-year-old has been a key man in Atletico’s surge to the highest of La Liga, the place they nonetheless sit 4 factors clear regardless of Barcelona’s current upsurge.
The central midfielder has scored 10 targets and supplied 9 assists for the Rojiblancos this season and has performed in each Liga and Champions League match.
He has been employed larger up the midfield this time period than prior to now, when he specialised as a holding midfielder each for Atleti and for former membership, Actual Madrid.
That sort of midfield versatility makes him a particularly engaging proposition for the Crimson Devils, who desperately want a world class holding midfielder however who additionally may very well be trying to exchange Paul Pogba if his contract scenario just isn’t resolved.
‘The English membership has contacted Atlético de Madrid to make a proposal for the worldwide midfielder that reaches €80 million [£70m],’ AS claims.
‘It was not in Atlético’s plans to promote Llorente, however United’s succulent proposal has brought about the rojiblancos’ leaders to check the supply, as with that quantity they’ll offset the losses brought on by the coronavirus disaster and by the elimination within the Champions League knockout phases.’
AS additionally believes that the participant will take some persuading to go away the Spanish capital for wet Manchester.
‘Marcos Llorente, nonetheless, doesn’t ponder a change of scene. He’s very snug at Atlético and doesn’t wish to depart Madrid. He’s constructing a brand new home within the capital of Spain.
‘It’s true that on account of his efficiency, he has earned a pay rise to be positioned alongside Koke and Saúl, however in no case has he demanded an enchancment at a time when Atlético and most golf equipment are going by means of a foul timing because of the financial disaster that has been brought on by the COVID-19 world pandemic.’
Llorente’s market worth was just lately up to date from £43 million to £60 million.
‘He has continued his wonderful improvement from when he first burst on the scene in Atlético’s Champions League win in opposition to Liverpool final season,’ Space Supervisor Spain Tobias Blaseio reported on Transfermarkt .
‘Llorente is a versatile participant and scores commonly; he might nonetheless develop bodily and may be very clever.
‘The Actual Madrid academy participant joined Atleti for €30 million in the summertime of 2019 and has been a star ever since.’