Blind and Otamendi, the alternatives to Mario Hermoso
Atletico have begun at the back, which is not a surprise given that they have lost Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez and Juanfran, whilst Filipe Luis seems another who is likely to be sold.
Mario Hermoso is one of the priorities, but his cost of 40 million euros could change that. In the past few days it has seemed inevitable that Hermoso will be heading to Atletico Madrid.
As indicated by the newspaper 'Marca', the 'colchoneros' have two other names on their agendas, with Nicolas Otamendi and Daley Blind the two targets.
In the case of the Ajax player, he has a contract until 2022 and is a flexible player who can be used in both the centre of defense and on the left or right. Although it will not be easy to sign him after his superb season in Amsterdam.
On the other hand there is Otamendi, who is someone that Diego Simeone has taken a liking to. He played 32 games, but his high salary makes it a difficult signing.. In any case, these would be the two alternatives that Atletico will try to seal should they fail in their bid for Hermoso.