Atletico Madrid has a chance to bolster their left-back position. The opposite side of the defense is a top concern, with Valencia’s Daniel Wass being sought by the powers-that-be. Lille’s left-back Reinaldo, on the other hand, has emerged as a serious option.
According to Diario AS, the 28-year-old player, whose contract with Lille expires this summer, might be a January transfer market possibility for Atletico Madrid. In recent days, there have been discussions between the two teams.
Reinildo has decided not to renew his contract with the French club and is looking for a new challenge. Atletico first inquired about his interest in joining them in the summer, but it soon became evident that he preferred to transfer in January. The only stipulation is that the transfer is approved by Lille.
He has a distinct profile from Renan Lodi, being an aggressive and strong defender. Last season, he was one of the finest players in Ligue 1, and Atletico isn’t the only one who think so. Two of the most high-profile suitors for Mozambican are Lazio and Napoli.
Atlético Madrid has a chance to strengthen their left-back in the closing stretch of the winter market. The other band is the emphasis, particularly the addition of Daniel Wass from Valencia, although he has also tested Reinaldo Mandava from Lille. The contract of the footballer (who turned 28 yesterday) expires on June 30, but if the clubs reach an agreement, the operation might be moved up to this month. There have been discussions between the entities in recent days.
After joining in January 2019, Reinaldo, a starter at Lille, is resolved not to renew his contract and seek a change of scenery. That’s why, as he told The Team a few days ago, Atlético Madrid inquired about his availability in the summer. The footballer, on the other hand, is willing to face the risk as long as Lille authorizes a deal with the rojiblancos and accepts a certain sum of money. They haven’t discussed the possibility of a move, but with the French champion free in five months, they won’t be able to ask for much. He has a match against Brest on Saturday (17:00), but he might be left out.
The match is set to take place at Lille and in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Mozambican has appeared in 17 Ligue 1 games, six Champions League games, two Cup games, and the French Super Cup. That is to say, he is an important footballer for Lille, having been selected for the Champions League round of 16, where he will face Chelsea. A different profile than Lodi, with an aggressive and iron defense. He was one of the stars of French football last season, which is why he has more suitors, including Lazio, Naples, and other top European clubs.
Atlético has been monitoring the Turkish Clever Celik on the other side of Lille for quite some time. And not only because of him, but also because the footballer that guards the French goal is Ivo Grbic, who is on loan from Atlético Madrid. Reinildo is patiently waiting because the prospect of reaching Atlético fascinates him. Meanwhile, the rojiblancos hurry to fortify the right side… while ignoring other options.