Juanfran on verge of Atleti return

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran is confident he can return to first-team action against Real Sociedad on Saturday.

The right-back has enjoyed two days of full training with his teammates at the Cerro del Espino after recovering from a hamstring injury.

“Right now I feel very good,” Juanfran said, as quoted by Marca.

“I’m confident of a return to action on Saturday but it depends on what the doctors say, but I’m definitely going to be back soon.”

The full-back was also questioned on Sime Vrsaljko’s future, amid rumours he could leave the club for Napoli in January.

“You would need to ask Sime,” Juanfran responded.

“He is a very talented player but it’s not easy for any player to have regular football in this team.”

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