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Atletico Madrid keen to sign Getafe midfielder Arambarri

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Getafe midfielder Mauro Arambarri, Mundo Deportivo reports.

The 24-year-old has been liked by staff at the Metropolitano for a couple of years now, and if there is an opportunity the Madrid club is ready to go for him.

The Uruguayan has played 25 La Liga games for Getafe this season, plus five in the Europa League and one in the Copa de Rey.

Arambarri plays in a double pivot at Getafe, making him suitable for Diego Simeone’s tactics.

Atleti have players capable of playing that role (Saul, Thomas Partey, Koke, Marcos Llorente, Hector Herrera) but Simeone has only shown confidence in Saul and Thomas. Herrera has not finished adapting and Llorente is now more prominent as a right winger.

Herrera’s difficulties in Spain mean he isn’t certain to stay, which could open the door for Arambarri.

Arambarri has a €25m release clause and Getafe president Angel Torres is unlikely to lower that much.

Getafe also know that other clubs covet Arambarri, with Italian giants Inter one of them. Ligue 1 side Monaco also want the tenacious midfielder.

Working in Atletico’s favour though is the player’s respect for the club. He is a fan of Simeone and has liked Atletico since he was a child.

Three years ago when asked “[Real] Madrid or Barca?”, Arambarri responded: “Atletico. My father always liked them as I did as a boy. I like their style of play.”

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