Atletico Madrid winger Riquelme pens long-term contract

Promising winger Rodrigo Riquelme has signed a new long-term contract at Atletico Madrid through to the summer of 2024 and he is now likely to be loaned out.

The right-winger celebrated his 20th birthday in April and his previous deal at Atleti had been due to expire in a year from now, but he has now added three years to that deal, as per Marca.

Establishing himself as a star in Atleti’s B team, Riquelme now has a release clause of €60m in his new contract which will ward off any potential interest from rival clubs.

The player is said to have offers from The Netherlands, Portugal and Scotland – with both Rangers and Celtic linked to a move to the winger earlier this year, which speeded up such a renewal.

Riquelme made his first team – and La Liga – debut for Atleti in September last season, coming on as a late substitute for Thomas Lemar in a 3–2 home victory over Eibar.

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