Atletico Madrid linked with shock Nicolas Otamendi move

There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Nicolas Otamendi in the last period.

The reports in Spain suggested that Atletico Madrid are linked with shock Nicolas Otamendi move.

The 31-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Argentina international was signed by Manchester City in August 2015 from Valencia for a fee of 44.6 million euros. The 31-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.

Nicolas Otamendi
Nicolas Otamendi

Nicolas Otamendi has scored one goal and assisted one more across all competitions this season.

The 31-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Argentina.

His record for Argentina is impressive. Otamendi has scored 4 goals in 59 matches for Argentina at senior level.

Nicolas Otamendi is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Manchester City this summer and the list of suitors in the Argentina international continues to grow.

Manchester City
Manchester City

Diego Simeone wants to sign a new defender and Otamendi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a long term admirer of Otamendi and believes he can get the most out of the Argentina international.

Nicolas Otamendi is a traditional defender. He is solid while defending and holds his position perfectly.

According to Football Espana, “Atletico Madrid could move for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi as a replacement for the outgoing Diego Godin, according to reports in Diario AS. Club captain Godin announced earlier this week that he would be leaving the club after ten years of service, when his contract expires this summer – with a move to Serie A side Inter Milan widely reported. Manager Diego Simeone has confirmed that finding a replacement for the experienced Uruguayan international will be one of his top priorities this summer – and the former Valencia man could be on his radar in the coming weeks. According to reports in Spain and in the UK, Jorge Mendes, who represents the Argentina international, has already spoken to Atletico Madrid director Andrea Berta about a deal. Otamendi has been relegated to four choice centre back with the defending Premier League champions this season, making just 14 starts in league action and manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he is frustrated at a lack of playing time.”

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A big money bid from Atletico Madrid could tempt Manchester City into selling their prized asset.

A move to Atletico is exactly what Nicolas Otamendi needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Atletico Madrid.

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