Atletico Madrid interested in signing Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles,
Atletico Madrid are making ready to submit a bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the January switch window, in response to Sky Sports activities.
The Spanish giants shall be with out Kieran Trippier for 13 video games after he obtained a ten week ban for breaching betting guidelines by the English FA. Initially, Atletico have been set to nonetheless play the previous Tottenham Hotspur defender as they have been not sure if the ban can be upheld outdoors of England. FIFA have since confirmed that the participant’s ban shall be applied worldwide.
Because of Trippier lacking a big chunk of the second half of the season, the Madrid-based membership are set to check Arsenal’s resolve by making a suggestion for Maitland-Niles. They’ve been holding tabs on the participant for the final twelve months and fee him extremely. Diego Simeone’s aspect are on prime of La Liga and appear to have a terrific probability to win their second title in 25 years.
Maitland-Niles got here near leaving the North London membership in the summer season after Wolves appeared set to agree a £20 million charge for the participant however the Gunners determined to maintain their academy graduate. The 23-year-old has been one of many few Arsenal gamers to have carried out effectively when given the chance. Many followers of the membership have been calling for him to develop into the first-choice right-back after turning into disillusioned with Hector Bellerin’s erratic type.
The Arsenal academy graduate obtained his first call-up to the England nationwide group earlier this season and has been a part of subsequent squads. He has performed 5 instances for his nation’s senior aspect. He has began simply 4 of the Gunners’ first 14 Premier League video games this season and a transfer to Atletico might be attractive at this stage of his profession because it might give him a greater probability of being part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for subsequent summer season’s European Championship.
From an Arsenal standpoint, dropping Maitland-Niles subsequent month can be catastrophic. He has proven that he’s able to enjoying usually for the primary group and his versatility is an actual asset. There are a variety of gamers on the membership that ought to be offered however he’s, doubtless, one to maintain on the books.