Zinedine Zidane is making a lot of changes in the line-up and, loyal to his style, he’s giving opportunities to all the players in the squad although we’re only in the month of August. At Riazor, Marcos Llorente could enjoy his first minutes at Real Madrid because he joined the team later in the pre-season after playing the Euro U-21 in Poland.
With Casemiro shining in the team and even scoring important goals, Llorente’s role will be supportive in the squad. Mateo Kovacic is also playing brilliantly when he has the chance -he did great at Camp Nou in the Spanish Supercup-, so Llorente will struggle to enjoy many minutes this year.
For this reason, many teams are asking about his situation. Last season, he was the player who stole more balls in La Liga playing for Alavés, and he’s one of the most promising midfielders in the Spanish football. Now, according to the Spanish newspaper Diario As, Atlético Madrid are following him and they are ready to try to sign him in the winter transfer market.
Atlético Madrid are banned to sign any player in the summer transfer window, so they’ll have to wait until January to reinforce the squad. Diego Pablo Simeone would like to sign Marcos Llorente, although they know it will be very difficult. Llorente’s release clause is set at €200M, an impossible figure for ‘Colchoneros’. They will try to negotiate with Real Madrid, but it is very unlikely that Los Blancos could sell this player.
When Real Madrid signed Theo Hernández this summer, Atlético Madrid mentioned the name of Marcos Llorente, but it was discarded quickly. If Llorente doesn’t have an important role in the team, his situation might change in the future, but right now he’s on Zidane’s plans to try to win the six titles this season for the first time in the club’s history.