Midfield is a key area in need of reinforcements, with Valencia’s Carlos Soler linked with a move to the Spanish capital, and Saul Niguez on Jose Mourinho’s hit list at AS Roma.
However, a free transfer agreement with Witsel is almost done, following the Belgian’s departure from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in recent weeks.
“We already have a midfielder. It’s Witsel, which as you know is practically done, and we’re also looking for a full back”, as per reports from Diario AS.
“It is practically done with Witsel, but these things can go slowly.
“We’ll wait a few days, or a week, and I imagine by then it’ll be done.”
Cerezo’s comments on a new defender will be positive news for Atletico fans as Simeone has already drawn up a list of targets to fill the vacant right back spot.
The club president also stated he is setting a €40m target of sales, ahead of the 2022/23 season, with funds for new players needed via one or two big name offloads.