Barcelona and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head for a massive free transfer from Premier League.

Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone, is looking to sign a great reinforcement at free of cost this summer by stealing Barcelona target.

Barcelona are looking to add quality reinforcements at the end of the season but suffer from a financial drought which has been worsened by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has been heavily criticized for the way he has handled the transfer market especially concerning their latest transfer of Arthur Melo for Miralem Pjanic.

Lionel Messi has also been vocal about wanting additional support with the Argentine captain threatening an exit if Bartomeu fails to sign quality reinforcements this summer.

While negotiations for Lautaro Martinez and Neymar are still ongoing, Bartomeu had also found cheaper alternatives with Chelsea’s Willian being the perfect man for the job.

The Brazilian’s contract with Chelsea is expiring at the end of this season with Barcelona looking to sign the 31-year-old if they fail to secure Neymar. The Premier League side did not renew Willian’s contract as they believe him to be a burden for the club’s finances with a hefty salary.

This opened Barca’s option of securing the experienced winger for themselves and that too at no additional cost. Willian was initially keen on making a move to Camp Nou but Barca’s treatments of their latest Brazilian signings have led the player to re-evaluate his options.

Players such as Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur Melo, and Malcom have all been largely unsuccessful at Camp Nou and have mostly departed, with Arthur joining Juventus in August.

Atletico Madrid have now emerged as the winger’s savior with Simeone looking to add the talented forward to his squad in the hopes of reinventing the attacking plays of the club.

Atletico’s Champions League schedule has been a blessing with the only real threat keeping them from reaching the finals being Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. Simeone hopes to sign Willian to strengthen his chances of having a successful European championship journey.

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