The corona crisis does not affect clubs in all countries equally. The English have long been different. While clubs in other leagues, even the best ones, are thinking about ways to repair the financial damage caused primarily by the absence of fans, England is largely planning a summer transfer window and many clubs are ready to allocate enormous sums of money for new player.
This is confirmed by the latest information from Madrid's AS, which claims that Manchester United wants Marcos Llorente. And not only they want him, but they also submitted an offer worth no less than 80,000,000 euros to Atletico Madrid In some happier times in Atletico, even in madness, they would not think of letting go of the best player.
But the losses during the pandemic are too big, and the Madrid club was left without additional income due to the elimination in the Champions League, which is why they took United's offer at Wanda Metropolitan seriously.
However, even if they decide to accept it, it is unlikely that a transfer will take place because Llorente does not want to change the environment.
Llorente wants to stay
He is comfortable in Atletico, he recently built a house in Madrid and he does not intend to leave the capital of Spain, the Madrid paper notes.
Llorente is aware of the financial difficulties that his club is facing and at no time did he create a problem regarding the salary reduction. Moreover, due to the great games, he received a raise in the meantime, equaling with Koke and Saul in the amount of annual income, although he did not demand it from any of them.
AS reminds us that United already showed interest in Llorente last winter. Negotiations lasted until the end of January, but even then, the Spaniard did not want to leave Atletico, although he did not have a more serious role in the team of Cholo Simeone.
However, some forty days later, his status changed - he played his career game at Anfield, and since then, Marcos' games have been better and better. Not only United, AS writes that Paris Saint-Germain has been following him for a long time.
But Manchester is the only one for now and more than concrete, the offer is on the table, only Marcos Llorente seems to have already found his Theater of Dreams. Whether he will really stay in Madrid remains for us to find out in the summer