Euro Football Rumours

Atletico Madrid keen on Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish Media, Atletico Madrid are keen on Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel.

Luis Muriel has joined Sampdoria from Udinese Calcio for a fee in the region of 12 million euros in 2015. The 25 year-old has a valid contract with Sampdoria until June 2019.

Since his arrival from Udinese Calcio, Luis Muriel has scored 23 goals and provided 20 assists in 81 games for Sampdoria, including 12 goals and provided nine assists in 30 games in all competitions this season.

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of best strikers in Serie A.

Luis Muriel has represented Colombia at Under-20 level, winning eight caps and scoring four goals, before making his senior international debut in June 2012. As a member of Colombia national football team, Muriel has won nine caps and scored one goal.

The Colombia international is a player who has impressed many European Clubs in the last season, and it is understood that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone would prefer playing him as a forward.

Euro Football Rumours understood that the Colombia international has a buy-out clause in his contract in the region of 28 million euros.

How strong that interest is and whether Atletico Madrid will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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