Atleti ‘negotiations’ for Celta’s Jonny

Atletico Madrid are in advanced negotiations to sign Celta Vigo defender Jonny Castro this summer, say reports in Spain.

Comfortable playing either in the heart of right-hand side of the defence, Jonny has racked up over 200 appearances since graduating through Celta’s academy and was a mainstay of Spain’s successful Under-21 squad.

A report in Cadena Ser states Los Rojiblancos are close to agreeing a deal with the 24-year-old despite clubs outside of Spain also holding an interest in the full-back.

The January transfer window saw the defender with a number of clubs including Sevilla and Leicester City, but no move materialised.

The Vigo-native’s contract at Estadio Balaidos runs until June 2019 but he is thought to be open to a move away.

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