Atletico Madrid surges ahead of Barcelona in pursuit of defensive midfielder signing

Introduction to this article
The article discusses the interest of top Spanish football clubs, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, in signing Dutch pivote Mats Wieffer due to their need for a deep-lying midfielder who can screen the defense. It also explores the difficulties Barcelona is facing in making the signing due to financial fair play rules, while Atletico Madrid is speeding up its pursuit to secure a deal for Wieffer.

Barcelona’s Interest in Wieffer

Barcelona’s interest in Mats Wieffer stems from their need for a defensively able midfielder, and the potential of uniting him with Frenkie de Jong at club level. However, the club is facing limitations due to financial fair play rules, making it difficult for them to make a move for the Dutch pivote. This has caused them to run out of time in the race to sign Wieffer, as Atletico Madrid accelerates its attempt to secure the midfielder.

Atletico Madrid’s Pursuit

Atletico Madrid has made it clear that signing a central midfielder to play in front of the defense is a necessity, and they are speeding up their pursuit of Mats Wieffer. The club’s need for funds to complete the deal is evident, but they are ahead of Barcelona in the race, having established contact with Feyenoord over a potential deal. With the urgent need for an extra presence in the middle of the park, Atletico Madrid is pushing to secure the signing of Wieffer, especially after Barcelona expressed their interest but faced financial constraints.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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