Atlético de Madrid has Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in its sights to reinforce its midfield for next season, as important departures are expected in that position
After a season in which there have been many changes in the midfield, he Atletico Madrid has set its eyes on Hojbjerg. The Danish footballer, who currently plays for Tottenham, has played at a very high level in recent seasons in the Premier League. This has helped him to sneak into the radar of important teams such as the rojiblanco, which is a favorite to get his signing
However, before being able to finalize his signing, the rojiblanco club will have to get rid of two players who are not part of Diego Simeone’s plans. Two players who did not have the expected role last season and who are receiving offers this summer. That is why Atlético is in the footsteps of Hojbjerg.
Hojbjerg, Atlético’s number one goal
After leaving Kondogbia, Atlético de Madrid prepares to fire at least two players more in the center of the field. These players would be Saúl Ñíguez and Witsel, who could leave the Madrid team in search of new challenges. In fact, both have proposals on the table.
In the case of Saúl, a key player in Atlético for several seasons, he has seen his playing time reduced in the last campaign. Despite his versatility, the Spanish midfielder has not managed to establish himself as the undisputed starter and is looking for new horizons to shine again. Several clubs have shown interest in taking over his services, especially in Saudi Arabia.
Witsel, from more to less during the season
On the other hand, Witsel, signing of the mattress team in the past, has not managed to maintain the level that he showed in the team during the first games. Despite his quality and experience, the Belgian international is at a time when he would look for a change of scenery to have more minutes, as he knows that Simeone has other options ahead.
Be that as it may, Atlético de Madrid is clear that to sign Hojbjerg they need to free up space in the squad. But not only for that, but because these sales would not only make room for the Danish midfielder, but would also help balance the club’s finances and strengthen other necessary positions such as forward if Morata is finally transferred to AC Milan.