Atlético wants to get Santos Borré back to do business

Atlético has barely moved in this summer market due to lack of resources. Until now only the Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbic has arrived from the Lokomotiva in Zagreb to relieve Adam, who went to Sporting from Portugal. The rojiblanco club needs to cover a series of shortcomings, mainly up front, but You do not have the money to be able to hire what you need, who is a top scorer. To get income has put several players in the market, such as Arias, Lemar, Herrera, Vitolo or Diego Costa, but so far none have come out. That prevents him from being able to tie his goals to the front (Cavani, Suárez, Lacazette).

These difficulties in releasing salaries and obtaining money to be able to reinforce its workforce has made Atlético is considering “imaginative” options to improve its scores. And for this he has thought of an old acquaintance: Santos Borré. As reported by the journalist Maximiliano Grillo, from 'TNT Sports', the mattresses They contemplate the possibility of recovering the Colombian and then selling him to another team for a higher figure and getting an extra with the operation. The main objective is the italian market, where the rojiblanco sports director, Andrea Berta, has contacts and can find a team that wants to take over the services of the 25-year-old coffee grower. The mattresses they have already done a similar operation this summer, although it was not the initial idea. They recovered the Brazilian left back Caio Henrique, which was assigned to the Guild of his country, to be the replacement of Lodi. However, Monaco became interested in him and ended up signing him in exchange for eight million euros plus two in variables.

To carry out the first part of the business, Atlético would have to pay only seven million euros. The reason is that that is the price that was set as a buyback option when Simeone's men sold the Colombian to River Plate in the summer of 2017. Madrileños He was signed in August 2015 from Deportivo Cali of his country and they left him on loan there that season. In June 2016 he joined the mattress squad, but did not convince the coaching staff and He went on loan again, this time to Villarreal. That campaign in Castellón played 30 games between all competitions, scoring four goals and giving two assists. At the end of that course, River was interested in the coffee grower and Atlético transferred him to the Argentine club. In these three years with 'Los Millonarios', Borré has played 100 matches, scoring 35 points and giving 13 goal passes.

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In this years has sounded on occasion as a possible reinforcement for the mattresses, even this summer, but that possibility has never been realized. However, for the transaction to be successful, Atlético would also have to convince the Colombian to agree to change clubs, something that is not very clear in light of the statements he has made this summer, in which he assures that “I am very happy, very calm in River. Obviously the things that arrive have to be analyzed, but I'm not in a hurry to make a decision. The subject of the contract is a bit complex because of the clauses, because of the times that are managed, but the group leaves me alone, the support of the teammates and the coaching staff”. Therefore, if the people of Madrid find a buyer for Borré who pays more than what they have to pay to get it back and persuade the player to agree to go to that club, without a doubt it would be a good operation and, more considering that He didn't even make his debut with the red and white shirt. A case of more than players who They sign for the club and leave without having ever worn the club's elastic.