Mendes eyes Atleti’s Oliver

Portuguese superagent Jorge Mendes is being linked with signing up Atletico Madrid’s Oliver Torres to his portfolio.

Mendes, who represents a number of notable names in the game including Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao, Jose Mourinho, Hulk, Thiago Silva and Jose Moutinho, is reportedly keen to recruit Atleti’s 18-year-old to his agency, Gestifute.

Oliver is seen as Los Colchoneros’ rising star and was handed a small number of appearances last season for the senior side.

Currently with the Spain squad at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the creative midfielder has reportedly had his representative Pablo Barquero rebuff Mendes’ initial approach.

Oliver and Atletico are both described as having a strong working relationship with Barquero, who was involved in the player’s recent contract extension to June 2017, and currently are not considering a change.

However, Mendes, who has a history of working with Atleti, is believed to still be pressing to try and pick up the youngster.

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