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Atleti considering a move for Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera

Atleti are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.

The latest reports in Spain suggest that Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Venezuela international joined City from Atlético Venezuela in February 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Venezuela. The Manchester City midfielder has also represented the Venezuela at various youth levels before going on to secure 24 senior caps for his country thus far.

Yangel Herrera
Yangel Herrera

Herrera is out of the picture at Manchester City, which has opened the door for a potential exit.

Diego Simeone wants to sign a new midfielder and Herrera is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

This approach of signing exciting talent from different parts of the globe can reap rewards for Atleti in the future.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

The Venezuela international will offer the Atletico boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Atlético Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera – if they lose Saul Niguez. Spain international Saul is likely to leave Atleti this summer. He is linked with a host of clubs, including Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool. Should the 25-year-old seal a move away from Diego Simeone’s side, Atleti would push ahead with a move for Herrera, according to Mundo Deportivo. The 23-year-old has impressed during a two-year loan spell at Granada in Spain.”


Manchester City are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

Good signing for Atletico Madrid?

If Herrera is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Atleti.

The 23-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Atletico Madrid squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Madrid.

If Simeone sees him as the right man for his side, Atletico Madrid should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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