Stade Rennais set €60m price tag on Atletico Madrid target – report

A recent report from foot market offered an interesting update on Lovro Majer’s future.

The Stade Rennais midfielder was one of the most sought-after midfielders in Ligue 1 at the start of the summer, thanks to his brilliant 2021/22 campaign. Atletico Madrid were among the clubs interested in his services but the move didn’t materialize due to financial constraints.

However, even after a month into the new season, Atleti aren’t ready to let go of their Majer hopes. According to the report, Los Colchoneros are plotting a swoop for Majer ahead of the January transfer window, with Diego Simeone particularly keen on his services.

The Atletico coach is well aware of Majer’s ability in the middle of the park and wants to secure his services after the end of the year.

A former Dinamo Zagreb player, Majer has indeed been one of Rennes’ top performers since his move in 2021. He was notably involved in 14 league goals last season, establishing himself as the French giants’ chief creator.

His performances have not gone unnoticed with Atletico Madrid ready to secure the Croatia international, who could prove to be a great alternative to Rodrigo de Paul and Koke.

However, in light of Majer’s terrific performances in Ligue 1, Rennes are not yet ready to offload their Croatian superstar. In fact, they’re holding their own for a staggering €60m price tag.

It could be a blow to Atletico Madrid, who were already ruled out of a move for the playmaker earlier this summer. This time however, the capital club could consider getting rid of a few of their star players in order to fund a move for Majer.

But that would heavily depend on how well they manage to offload their fringe players. Given that a host of their stars have failed to live up to expectations, cashing them in for the desired fee could prove a tricky task for Los Colchoneros in the upcoming January transfer window.

Richard L. Militello