Wed 20 January 2021 | 21:12

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 reports

Atletico Madrid

are about to sign

Marcos Paulo



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.

Fluminense president

Mario Bittencourt

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.”

source: SportMob

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