Atletico Madrid have set sights on Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ante Rebic to replace Antoine Griezmann, who will leave the club this summer
The Frenchman has already announced his will to part ways with Los Colchoneros and is expected to join La Liga rivals Barcelona once his release clause drops next month.
Faced with the loss of his best player, Diego Simeone will have to intervene in the market to fill the gap in the final third, and the Croatian star seems like a feasible solution.
Having signed a four-year contract with Die Adler at the beginning of last season after arriving from Fiorentina, the 25-year-old has become an indispensable first-team member under Adi Hutter.
Rebic has netted ten goals and provided six assists for Eintracht across all competitions last term, attracting the interest from several European clubs, including Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.
But, the Bundesliga giants won’t let their star leave without a substantial compensation fee that could exceed £40 million, according to Daily Mail.
The former RNK Split forward could follow in the footsteps of his now ex-teammate Luka Jovic who has already swapped the Bundesliga for La Liga after Real Madrid splashed out £62m to secure his services earlier this month.