On League’s last day in Spain last season, the eventual title winners were leading runners-up, Barcelona with 3 points. However, a win from Barcelona was enough to get them the trophy, Atletico needed just a draw. Long story short, the Diego Simeone-led side won the league after a decade of Real Madrid and Barcelona duopoly. Atletico Madrid were spectacular all season, both at home and on the continental level.
Three of the players that stood out for the Rojiblancos that season were Diego Costa, Koke and Thibaut Courtois. A season later, two of them were playing in England, and were instrumental in helping their club clinch the League title. The keeper made most saves across the League, the striker contributed the most goals to the club. The one that remained at Spain is now currently being targeted by the very same side that swooped his former teammates, and he is few steps away from following suit.
Koke is likely to leave his childhood club at the end of this summer, as a higher power beckons. 30 million pounds and Filipe Luiz are what Chelsea wants to exchange for the 23 year-old midfielder. Not a very resistible offer to a club that sells because they have to. Although his buyout clause is 44 million pounds.
The player is being targeted by the special one as he will definitely make a great addition to the squad’s midfield. The Spain international this season created more chances than any other player in his team, and with the type of present squad guaranteed to be afforded him in Chelsea, he will do much more. His style, technique and expertise will come handy and helping, especially in the blues’ quest for Champions League glory. As the transfer market approaches, Chelsea gets closer to finalizing a deal with Atletico Madrid, and the Vicente Calderon might just lose one of their very cherished own come summer.