Marcos Llorente: Atletico Madrid to sign defensive midfielder from Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid are to sign defensive midfielder Marcos Llorente from rivals Real Madrid on a five-year deal, pending a medical.
The Spaniard, 24, who joined Real in 2008, made his senior debut in 2015 before a season on loan at Alaves.
Llorente, a 2018 Champions League winner, has scored twice in 39 games for Real’s first team, including 16 appearances last season.
The Spanish under-21 regular is likely to be a replacement for Rodri.
Manchester City are in talks with Atletico to sign Spain defensive midfielder Rodri and are willing to pay his £62.6m release clause.