SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: ATLETICO DE MADRID WORKING TO RECOVER WOLFSBURG DIEGO RIBAS

ATLETICO DE MADRID WORKING TO RECOVER WOLFSBURG DIEGO RIBAS

It was mentioned here last week, Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid was working to recover Brazilian midfielder & German Club Wolfsburg player Diego Ribas. The Brazilian left an impressive memory last season at the Club while on-loan from Wolfsburg with his class & play making that helped take the Club onto the Europa League title.

Current Coach Diego Simeone has asked specifically that Atletico do what needs to be done to get Diego back at the Club for next season. Both the economic pretensions of Wolfsburg & the player himself currently complicate the operation. The Brazilian earns 5M€ per season & that is beyond the reach of Atletico & the German Club asks for a transfer fee which the Club can´t assume.

At Madrid 2013

However the player ends contract with Wolfsburg the 30th of June 2014 & this will force the Germans to negotiate for next season & lower their economic  pretensions if they are to gain any money. The player will be a free agent as of the 1st of January of 2014 & this will leave Wolfsburg out of the "game". 

Atletico has offered Diego Ribas a 2 season contract with a 3rd year as an option. This third will depend on set objectives: playing time, Champions League qualification etc. This way the Club can justify salaries & the player would need to render at a high level of performance.

The player wishes to return to Madrid & Atletico, & if the Club can secure its Champions League berth for next season things will be easier for all sides. The only "unknown" in the equation is the German Club Wolfsburg which from experience has been difficult & complex with everything related with their player. 

Stay tuned! 


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