Atletico Madrid are able to safe Arsenal right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles on mortgage in January, in line with stories. The La Liga giants need the Englishman as a substitute for Kieran Trippier who was handed a 10-week worldwide suspension for not adhering to the FA betting rules.

Atletico Madrid are at present prime of the La Liga desk, tied on factors with Actual Madrid, however having performed two video games much less. Diego Simeone’s males have been on devastating kind this season, successful ten of their 13 video games within the league to date and shedding solely as soon as. They’ve let in simply 5 targets and are favorites to win the title on present kind.

Nevertheless, Trippier’s suspension might grow to be an issue for the Spanish aspect. The Englishman has been an everyday in Simeone’s aspect this season and has performed each minute within the league in addition to the Champions League. Trippier’s suspension implies that he might miss as many as 13 video games, which is an enormous blow to Atletico’s title aspirations. And the La Liga aspect are able to safe Maitland-Niles from Arsenal on mortgage as a substitute.

Atletico Madrid mortgage transfer may curiosity Arsenal right-back

Atletico Madrid had been already monitoring the Arsenal right-back earlier than Trippier’s suspension. That call solely hastened their curiosity and the La Liga giants now need the participant on mortgage subsequent month.

Nevertheless, it’s not clear whether or not Arsenal could be prepared to let the 23-year-old depart for Atletico Madrid. Mikel Arteta’s crew is on a poor run of kind in the meanwhile. Arsenal had been knocked out of the League Cup by Manchester Metropolis in midweek and are at present fifteenth within the Premier League desk with simply 4 wins from 14 video games to date.

In such a situation, Arteta may not be able to sanction a mortgage transfer for certainly one of his gamers. However Maitland-Niles is annoyed with the dearth of taking part in time beneath the Spaniard and as such may very well be open to a transfer to Atletico Madrid. The Englishman has simply 4 begins within the Premier League this season and has struggled to cement a spot within the first eleven.

Maitland-Niles was linked to a transfer away from Arsenal in the summertime and was reportedly near becoming a member of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nevertheless, the Gunners refused to let the versatile footballer depart, regardless of the presence of a number of affords on the desk. With Atletico Madrid genuinely within the Englishman, Arsenal may wrestle to maintain him on the membership past January.

Printed 25 Dec 2020, 00:31 IST



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