Atlético Madrid in for Wendell

Atlético Madrid have started to look for Lucas replacements and turn to Germany where Wendell is seen as an option from Bayer Leverkusen.

Wendell, lateral izquierdo del Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen

Atlético Madrid have actively started looking for a Lucas Hernández replacement (and possibly Filipe Luis) and their sights have fixed on Wendell, the 25-year-old Bayer Leverkusen left-back.

The interest in the Brazilian is not new. The club sounded out the player a number of seasons ago and have enquired again very recently, As can report. The German side, who have rejected offers from PSG and Roma last summer, seemed more open to negotiating than before.

That is because the club entered the current season with the objective being to make the Champions League, something they haven't achieved since the 2016-17 season. They didn't want to sell anyone this past summer but that might change this year.

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They have suffered through a disappointing season and can not ignore the interests of their players including Wendell, Brandt, Havertz, Tah or Bailey.

And the club are looking for replacements already. According to Bild, the club have reached an agreement to sign the full-back Douglas Santos from Hamburg.

Atlético are not the only side interested in the player, however, who has been a long-term target of Monchi. AS Roma remain interested and Dortmund see the Brazilian as a solution for their issue on the left also.