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Atletico Madrid eyeing Wolves defender Nelson Semedo

Atletico Madrid are eyeing Wolves defender Nelson Semedo after selling Kieran Trippier to Newcastle.

Marca says there would be a certain irony about Semedo arriving as Trippier's replacement, as Los Rojiblancos actually wanted him before they eventually signed the Englishman back in 2019.

The club were looking for a reliable replacement for Juanfran Torres and came close to landing Semedo, but Barcelona ultimately decided not to sell.

It might be easier to sell Semedo on the move to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, but the deal would be a more costly one as Wolves would likely look to recoup the 32 million euros they paid for the Portugal international in 2020.

Coach Diego Simeone still has Marcos Llorente and Sime Vrsaljko who can play at right-back, so the club will not be buying for the sake of buying and will only enter the market for the right player. Simeone, though, believes Trippier needs replacing, so he will be hoping Atleti can strike lucky this January.


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