Atletico Madrid in advanced talks with Euro giants as club look to beat Man United to €15m transfer

With Man United currently out playing in Australia, it looks like Atletico Madrid could be about to beat them to the signing of Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj.

Nicolo Schira noted on Twitter that Atletico have made an official loan offer for the player, with the prospect of it turning into a permanent transfer later down the line.

And it seems like he could be on to something, as Football Italia are stating that Atletico are in advanced talks with Napoli over a deal for Hysaj, one that could be worth around €15m plus bonuses.

Last month, CalcioMercato noted that, via Sky Italia, United are in the hunt for the Albanian, however the Red Devils then went on to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace instead.

Although, United could still be in the race for Hysaj, a player they should definitely still consider signing given the versatility he has in his locker.

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The Albanian international is able to play at either left or right back, and could be a good option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, especially given the fact that Ashley Young is an obvious weakness in United’s defence when he plays.

If Napoli do sell him for €15m, they’ll be making a decent profit on Hysaj, as Football Italia’s report also states that they signed him for just €5m from Empoli back in 2015.

Hysaj in action against Lazio

The Albanian international has been a key player for Napoli over the past four seasons. Although he is yet to score a goal in 134 league games for the Serie A outfit, he’s still a valuable player for the club.

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