As the summer transfer window comes closer and closer Atletico Madrid are being linked with more and more potential transfers.
As per Spanish media, Atletico Madrid are linked with fresh move for Denis Zakaria.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Borussia Monchengladbach spent 12 million euros to sign the Switzerland international from Young Boys in the summer of 2017. The 23-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
The midfielder has banged in two goals and provided two assists in 31 matches for Borussia this term on all fronts.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Switzerland. As a member of Switzerland national football team, Zakaria won 28 caps and he scored three goals.
Denis Zakaria has been in impressive form for Borussia Monchengladbach this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Atletico.
Diego Simeone is looking to shore up his midfield options and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria happens to be a target. Zakaria has been long term target of Simeone as the manager look to bolster his midfield options for the next season.
Atletico are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Bundesliga player is highly talented and he has a big future ahead of himself. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone will revisit his transfer interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria this summer. Simeone has been linked with a bid for the Swiss international, if Thomas Partey opts to leave the Spanish capital ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. Ghanaian schemer Partey is rumoured to be on the radar of Premier League pair Manchester United and Arsenal, with both clubs willing to pay his €50m release clause. According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Simeone has lined up Zakaria as an ideal replacement in defensive midfield, with talks already underway with the player’s representative. Borussia Monchengladbach have also opened contract talks with the 23-year old, with his current deal set to expire in 2022. Zakaria is rumoured to be willing to leave Germany to challenge himself in another European league, with a €30m bid likely to be enough to secure a deal, if he rejects Monchengladbach’s offer in the coming weeks.”
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It would take a huge offer from Atletico to prise the 23-year-old midfielder from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Good signing for Atletico Madrid?
The La Liga side need to add more depth to their midfield and the 23-year-old would be a good signing.
Zakaria is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Atletico.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Atletico Madrid.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer.
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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.