Everton leading chase for £13.3m Atletico Madrid bargain

Date published: Wednesday 3rd January 2018 9:42 - Robert McCarthy

Four Premier League clubs are reportedly queuing up to sign attacking midfielder Nicolas Gaitan from Atletico Madrid.

Gaitan is a former Manchester United target who never really came close to a move to Old Trafford, but it would now appear that he could be bound for England.

Spanish newspaper AS claim four clubs – Southampton, Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham – all want to sign the playmaker, and they could get him for a bargain fee.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone has added to his  attacking options with the signings of Diego Costa and Vitolo and has now been told to trim his squad.

So much so that the report goes to state that Gaitan could be available for as little as £13.3million.

The 29-year-old has only played 12 games for the La Liga giants this season, although the report suggests that he may still have a future in Madrid if Atletico sell Luciano Vietto to Valencia or Sporting Lisbon this month.

The four Premier League clubs mentioned are all desperate for more firepower, as they look to preserve their status in England’s top flight, and Gaitan, who is also wanted by Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, could be a good option despite being more of a number 10 rather than an out and out central striker.



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