Barcelona to offer winger in exchange for Atletico star.
Barcelona are reportedly ready to offer Spanish winger Cristian Tello to Atletico Madrid in a bid to land in-demand youngster Koke, according to Fichajes.com.
The talented 22-year-old played a key role in Atletico’s La Liga title win in 2013/14, scoring seven goals and providing 15 assists for his team-mates as they also reached the Champions League final in Lisbon.
Koke’s fine form has seen him linked with big names in the Premier League such as Manchester United and Chelsea, but Barcelona have also been long-time admirers of the midfielder.
Although the Catalan giants are reportedly set to sign Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla as well, new manager Luis Enrique is also keen on adding Koke to his new-look squad for next season, while Tello does not appear to be in his plans.
The 22-year-old wide-man has not quite lived up to the expectations seen in him during his days in the club’s youth team, and the likes of Everton have recently been linked with a move to snap him up this summer.
However, with Atletico also keen on signing him, Barca now hope that an exchange deal involving these two players can take place this summer.
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