Telles, one step away from Atlético

The negotiations for the Brazilian side are already very advanced between the Madrid club and Porto. I would arrive with Héctor Herrera.

Álex Telles is one step away from becoming the second reinforcement for Atlético 2019-20 arrived from Porto. The Brazilian side is one of the priority options of the mattress club, which has the march of Lucas and Filipe for the next season . At this moment the positions are very close between Atlético and Oporto by the left-handed defender of 26 years. December 27th As the interest for the player advanced and Atlético is one step away from not missing its objective.

To this, the great relationship between the two clubs has been key. That is also the reason why the incorporation of Héctor Herrera, captain of the Dragons, has not yet been announced. From Atlético we want to respect the moment that Oporto lives, that faces the fight of the quarterfinals of the Champions League and the end of the Portuguese League with everything in the air. Atlético has freed Herrera, who is finishing contract, and, in that sense, has walked with leaden feet regarding the negotiation on Telles to maintain good relations with his Portuguese interlocutor. Oporto has been looking for a replacement for Telles for weeks, knowing that he will lose the player at the end of the season.

With the player there is agreement. For Atlético, Telles presents a unique opportunity, as this newspaper explained in December. Although his clause is 40 million, his salary in Portugal is around 1.2 million. An amount to improve and assume without problems by the mattress club. Telles is on its way to becoming, according to sources from the operation, a new signing from Atlético from the Portuguese market. Optimism is maximum.

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