Top French player getting close to Atletico Madrid

Maxime H. - Wednesday 13 July 2016 33 Likes

Very happy with their little frenchie Grizou, the leaders of Atletico Madrid want to sign another French top player.

Author of 67 goals in 145 appearances with Sevilla FC since his arrival in 2013, Kevin Gameiro proved that he has become one of the best players of the Spanish league. These statistics naturally turned the 29-year-old into one of the most wanted strikers in Europe. If FC Barcelona has wanted to welcome the player for a long time, the former Parisian isn't into replacing the MSN trio.

Finally, L'Equipe announced today that it is Atletico Madrid that might be interested in Kevin Gameiro. Already in contact with the Colchoneros since May, a meeting was held between representatives of the player and Madrid leaders 15 days ago. Meaning that things are seriously advancing.

And because the striker is excited about playing next to Antoine Griezmann, best player of Atlético and... France. The objective, clearly, is to get a ticket for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, because Gameiro could shine right under the eyes of coach Didier Deschamps in Atletico, while getting a more important playing time than the one proposed by Barca.

If Keke is extremely happy, the challenge will be reaching an agreement that will satisfy each party. Seville is claiming $44,3 million to release the player apparently (which is the amount of his release clause), while Atletico hopes to get the player for $27,6 or even $33,2 million. Business is business guys...

Gameiro has been especially valuable last season when winning the third Europa League with FC Sevilla. Appreciate his talent with this great center-forward goal against Shakhtar:

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