Sunday, May 22, 2022

Atletico agree Reinildo deal, working on Wass

Atletico Madrid have reached a total agreement with LOSC Lille over the transfer of Reinildo Mandava, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 28-year-old, who comes from Mozambique, is primarily a left-back, but perfectly capable of performing on the left side of midfield or as a winger.

Reinildo arrived from his homeland to Europe in 2016, joining Benfica’s ‘B’ side. After a number of loan spells, he moved on to Belenenses, and eventually joined Lille in January 2019. The move was an initial six-month loan before it was made permanent the following summer. In all competitions, he has represented the Ligue 1 champions on 87 occasions, scoring once. He is also a 31-cap Mozambique international.

The medical Reinildo is supposed to undergo ahead of the proposed move is set to take place today (Monday) in Madrid, but a report by L’Equipe suggests he will only sign a pre-contract with Atletico, before returning to finish the season with Lille.

Meanwhile, Atletico are closing in on a deal to sign Daniel Wass from Valencia too, though there are a couple of details still to be sorted between the clubs before the highly versatile 31-year-old makes the trip to the Spanish capital.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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