Atlético de Madrid, led by Diego Simeone and the red and white sports management, is looking to strengthen its squad in the next transfer window and the midfield is one of the areas that Cholo Simeone is most worried about. Despite efforts made in the summer market, the club was unable to secure a midfielder, leaving a vacancy in midfield that needs to be filled.
Negotiations with Tottenham over Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg were close to the goal but ultimately failed to materialize, leaving Atlético with the task of looking for alternatives in the winter market.
The free agent that Atlético wants for their midfield
In this context, one of the options that has gained strength in recent weeks is that of the experienced Portuguese midfielder Xeka. The footballer, who gained experience in LaLiga teams such as Rayo Vallecano and Celta de Vigo, was waiting without a team for an offer that was attractive to him.
Sources close to the Colchonero club, as reported by Todo Fichajes, have revealed that discussions with Xeka’s agent are already underway, suggesting that Atlético de Madrid are ready to make efforts to secure his services. The sporting management considers the signing of Xeka to be a cost-effective and high-quality option to strengthen the midfield.
With the departure of Geoffrey Kondogbia to Olympique Marseille, Atlético have been forced to look for a midfielder who can fill the void left by the Central Africa international.
Atlético de Madrid wants to secure solid reinforcements for the second half of the season and stay in the fight for titles in both LaLiga and the Champions League. The possible inclusion of Xeka could be a step in the right direction to achieve this goal and give Cholo Simeone more options in midfield.