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Nice target €15m-rated midfielder Gustavo Assuncao

French club OGC Nice want to sign former Atletico Madrid youth player Gustavo Assuncao.

The 20-year-old Brazilian, a defensive midfielder, has shone at promoted Portuguese side Famalicao.

And just months after a free transfer move from Atletico, Assuncao, son of ex-Atleti star Paulo, is valued at €15m.

According to a report by Mundo Deportivo, citing Portuguese sources, Patrick Vieira’s Nice are ‘very interested’ in signing Assuncao.

The €15m valuation is considerable but Nice have an enormous €80m transfer budget this summer.

Assuncao still has a place in his heart for former club Atletico and often winks at them on social media.

The youngster’s dream would be a Madrid return, but for now a move to the French top flight could be on the cards.

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