Celta Vigo captain Augusto Fernandez is a possibility for Atletico Madrid as Los Colchoneros look to replace Tiago Mendes.

Tiago suffered a broken leg in the win over Espanyol and Diego Simeone’s squad is expected to be bolstered with a replacement in the winter window.

AS names 29-year-old Augusto as a contender for Vicente Calderon, though no decision on a preferred target has yet been made.

Augusto recently renewed his deal at Balaidos with Celta only owning 50% of his contract, Velez Sarsfield retaining the rest.

AS notes that Augusto’s clause is €15m but if Velez agree to sell and Augusto wants the move, he can go for €5m and Celta would be unable to prevent him.

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