Atletico Madrid is considering a move for Eredivisie star Mats Wieffer, who was previously linked with Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid is gearing up to secure a new defensive midfielder in January due to prolonged injuries to Thomas Lemar and Pablo Barrios. Diego Simeone seeks a younger profile. Sporting Director Andrea Berta is in the process of assembling a list of suitable targets.
MD reports that Eredivisie star, Mats Wieffer is on Atletico Madrid’s shortlist. They are familiar with the 24-year-old. Wieffer, who plays for Feyenoord, faced Atletico twice in this season’s Champions League, scoring in the last encounter in Rotterdam, although Atletico won that match 3-1.
Wieffer, who has been recently linked with Barcelona, is poised to be pursued by Atletico during the winter. However, Feyenoord is likely to reject any approaches, as they prefer to conduct business next summer. This might mean that Atletico will have to wait to secure Eredivisie star, if he is indeed their target.
It’s uncertain whether Atletico Madrid will make a move for Wieffer. Other clubs are also interested in the Dutch international. Therefore, Atletico may need to act quickly and efficiently to secure his services.