River Plate accept likely Atletico Madrid move for Lamela

River Plate accept they're likely to sell midfielder Erik Lamela to Atletico Madrid this year. Atletico are locked in talks with River over a fee for the youngster.

River Plate accept they're likely to sell midfielder Erik Lamela to Atletico Madrid this year.

Atletico are locked in talks with River over a fee for the youngster.

"We all know that it's very difficult to retain for a long time players that have the quality that Erik has," River coach Juan Jose Lopez stated.

"We all know that a team with a lot of money can take him away at any moment, and nobody, neither the president or me want to stop a player's career.

"If his transfer is something good for River and for the player then I hope he gets transferred to Europe and I wish him all the success. But before that all we want to do is win a title."

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