Atletico Madrid have decided to change the face of their attack this summer and the next target is Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle.
Atletico Madrid has sold Diego Costa, Adrian Lopez and David Villa while the likes of Mario Madzukic and Antoine Griezman have arrived at Vicente Calrderon this summer. Reports coming from Spain suggest that Atletico are not done with their shopping yet as coach Diego Simeone has set his eyes on Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle.
Atletico Madrid have already been linked with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Javier Hernandez and Fernando Torres but Spanish daily Marca claims that Simeone is a big admirer of the German star and has asked the club management to make the pursuit of Andre Schurrle.
The Marca report claims that: “Chelsea forward André Schürrle could be the missing piece of Atlético de Madrid’s brand-new attacking puzzle, potentially as part of a deal taking long-term Blues target Miranda the other way.”
Andre Schurrle was a member of Germany’s World Cup winning squad in Brazil and he set up the winning goal for Mario Gotze in a final against Argentina. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used Schurrle sparingly last season and the player believes that a move to Spain could prove a step ahead in his career.
Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Miranda and the management of Rojablancos feels that an exchange deal involving both the players is beneficial for both the clubs.
Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a healthy relationship over the years and considering the ever increasing rapport between the two clubs, the deal looks possible.
Simeone Praises Manchester United Striker Javier Hernandez
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is a target of Atletico Madrid and coach Diego Simeone has praised the Mexican today.
Simeone said: ‘He’s a vertical player, he’s great in one-on-one situations and he’s someone who could be useful to any team.
‘We are speaking to the sporting directors about the type of player we want and then it’s up to them to bring the player in.
‘With Javier Hernandez and lots of other great players, anything is possible. We can’t close any door until the transfer window shuts.’
Javier Hernandez made a bright start to his career at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Fergusson but he was used sparingly last season by David Moyes. New boss Louis van Gaal does not consider him as an integral member of his squad and is ready to off-load the player.
Atletico Madrid are looking to sign at least one more attacker and the remarks of coach Simeone has come at a crucial time of ongoing transfer window.