On Thursday, Sport Witness covered a claim from Spain that Luciano Vietto is very much ‘for sale’, and that Southampton have been carrying an interest.
Atletico Madrid are keen to offload the player on a permanent basis, and several clubs have shown a willingness to give the player a go.
Southampton were linked with the Argentine earlier this summer, and the English club were once again thrown into the mix, along with Valencia, Marseille, and Sampdoria.
The problem with approaches from those clubs was all had wanted a loan, probably wishing to test Vietto out before committing to a higher outlay.
Marca continue the story in their Friday edition, and again it’s made very clear that Vietto is on the market. Atletico Madrid are prepared to make a loss on the €20m they paid Villarreal for the attacker, but there’s been no acceptable offer so far.
The Spanish newspaper claim Atletico are still awaiting a ‘convincing offer’ to sell Vietto, but this time there’s no mention of Southampton.
There’s no mention of any interested club, and with Diego Simeone not counting Vietto in his plans, an opportunity for a bargain could arise.
Southampton, should reports of their interest have been correct, may not have to go too high to make that ‘convincing offer’.