By G9ija

Atletico Madrid are weighing up the transfer market due to the imminent departure of Kieran Trippier to Newcastle. The preferred option to reinforce the right-back position at Atletico Madrid is Cesar Azpilicueta, but Nelson Semedo is being considered as a backup option.

Trippier’s La Liga departure is a reality. The Atletico Madrid full-back will head for the Premier League and sign for Newcastle, leaving Diego Simeone with a difficult hole to fill.

Therefore, Atletico Madrid have got down to work and everything seems to indicate that Cesar Azpilicueta is in the best position to replace the Englishman. The Spaniard’s contract expires in June and he could be an interesting sale for Chelsea.

However, in the last few hours, there has been talk over a possible new contract being offered to him by the Blues. It is for that reason that Atletico are considering a plan B just in case.

That person is Nelson Semedo, a player who has been in La Liga before. The Portuguese full-back has another year left on his contract and Wolves are not willing to sell him. Furthermore, the player’s financial demands are quite high.