Nemanja Matic announced last week that he will leave Manchester United at the end of the season and will look for a new challenge elsewhere.
The Serbian has been at Old Trafford since 2017 after joining from Chelsea in the Premier League and has played 246 Premier League games, winning 149 games – with a win rate of 60.5%.
The 33-year-old was considered one of the best midfielders in the league and was on the PFA squad of the season for the 2014/15 season, the year Chelsea won the league title.
But now his time in England appears to be over, and perhaps a new challenge has just emerged in a country where he has never played before.
Atletico Madrid called Matic’s agent to ask about his situation, with Simeone looking to add muscle and experience to his midfield and the Serbian could provide that.
This is according to Todovichageswho stated that the 33-year-old would have prioritized staying in England or going to Germany, but an offer from Atleti could make him change his mind.
Los Colchoneros have not yet made an offer to the player, but everything indicates that between now and the end of the market they will make a move.
It would be a surprising move if Simeone goes to Matic because the midfield of the La Liga side is already full of talent. They just signed Rodrigo de Paul last summer and already have that experience with the likes of Herrera, Cook and Kondogbia on the team.
Matic is free and that can be a huge incentive for Atleti to grab it.