Atleti turn down Camacho option

Atletico Madrid have reportedly turned down their contractual option to buy back Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho in the summer.

The midfielder has impressed at La Rosaleda since his January 2011 switch from Atletico but, despite having just a €5m clause to buy back the 22-year-old this summer, the Madrid side are believed to be prepared to leave him at Malaga.

This is the third and final repurchase option on Camacho that Los Rojiblancos have and he will now otherwise only be available for purchase at his contract’s release clause of €20m.

The central defensive midfielder has come into his own this season and has already made more appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side in 2012-13 than he managed during the previous year and a half with the team.

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