Atletico Madrid need to strengthen their midfield.
The latest reports in Italy suggest that Atletico Madrid are preparing move for Roma midfielder Gonzalo Villar.
AS Roma spent 4 million euros to sign the Spain international from Elche in the winter of 2020. The 23-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The midfielder has featured only in four matches for Roma this term in all competitions.
The 23-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Spain.
Gonzalo Villar has represented Spain at Under-21 level, winning 10 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in June 2021. As a member of Spain national football team, Villar won one cap.
He is out of the picture at Roma, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
The Spanish giants are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 23-year-old as potential transfer target.
Diego Simeone is a firm fan of Roma midfielder and Atletico could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Atletico Madrid are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The Spain international will offer the Atletico boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid are weighing up a move for Roma midfielder Gonzalo Villar. The former Elche star hasn’t played in Serie A this season and was part of Roma’s humiliating Europa Conference League defeat at Bodo/Glimt last week. Roma coach Jose Mourinho has intimated he’d be happy for Villar to be shifted out of the club in January. The Spaniard is interesting Atletico, which expressed interest over the summer. Calciomercato.com says Atletico are lining up a January move for Villar.”
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If Atletico can agree on a fee with Roma, the deal should be easy to complete. It is claimed that Roma are open to letting Villar go.
A move away from Roma will not be only the best move for Villar, but also for the club.
Good signing for Atletico Madrid?
The Spanish giants must improve their midfield options and the signing of Villar would be a step in the right direction.
If Villar is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Atletico Madrid.
The 23-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Atletico’s squad.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Atletico come calling for Villar this winter.
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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.