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Atalanta star Papu Gomez lifts lid on missing Atletico Madrid move

Atalanta star Papu Gomez has spoken of missing out on a move to Atletico Madrid.

Now captain of Champions League quarter-finalists Atalanta, the No.10 was the subject of interest from Los Rojiblancos during his Catania days.

"I was in Argentina with (Diego) Simeone and one day we went to lunch," the playmaker told Smoke Free.

"He told me that when he went back for pre-season he'd try to sign me as backup at Atletico Madrid.

"Catania asked for 10 million euros, but they offered six [million euros].

"In the end, they didn't sell me because of four million euros and I wanted to die."

Simeone had coached Gomez with San Lorenzo and again at Catania.

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