Atletico Madrid to sign Marcos Paulo from Fluminense
Fluminense star Marcos Paulo is close to tying a five-year deal with Atletico Madrid ahead of next season.
According to reportsAtletico Madrid
are about to sign
and the 19-year-old winger will join the Spanish giants next season.
Atletico have been negotiating with Paulo’s agent for weeks and the representative is in Spain to finalize the agreement.
has revealed a host of European clubs are also interested in the Portugal Under-19 international including
, and a team in France.
Bittencourt explained to reporters
: “We made a proposal [last June], the staff and the player understood that it was better to wait for an offer from elsewhere.
“The player had contact with a club in France and his agents informed that a proposal with an interesting value would arrive, but it didn't.
“We reinforced the idea of renewing, we made a significant proposal with the increase we could. The player asked us to wait.
“When it got to the end of October, a proposal came from Torino. It was the only official proposal Fluminense received since I became president. It was a loan with a purchase obligation.
“We opened negotiations and the athlete did not respond to us about renewal because he wanted to go.
“He has no interest in staying in a Brazilian club. I talked to his agents yesterday and they said they are in Europe to look. I give credit to these people. We hope to make a good deal for us.”
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