Vrsaljko ‘has a value’ – Cholo

Diego Simeone is ‘happy’ that clubs are interested in signing Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko, who is reportedly keen to move in January.

A report in Marca earlier this week stated the Croat has informed Los Rojiblancos he wishes to leave the club after less than 18 months at the club with Napoli said to want to sign the full-back.

“Sime is a big player and all big players have a value,” Simeone told Marca.

“We are happy when other clubs look at our players, this is normal and it is positive for us.

“The truth is Sime has been injured and when he has played for us he has done very well, but it is a fact that Juanfran has done superbly also.

“My head is not on transfers, but only on (Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey fixture against) Elche – but the board are discussing possible targets for the New Year.”

Vrsaljko has only started 13 La Liga matches since joining Los Rojiblancos last summer from Sassuolo, with Juanfran preferred in the right-back slot.

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