Atletico star Koke - Chelsea as good as Bayern and Real Madrid


Atletico Madrid hero and Manchester United target Koke has been speaking about the Champions League draw.

With the draw for the Champions League happening later today - one player whose team will be involved has been speaking about the potential opposition.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has had a breakthrough season for the club this term - and that has reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester United.

David Moyes reportedly went to check him out in action in December - as Atletico took on FC Porto in the Champions League - and was said to be considering a January bid for the player.

Back then he had a release clause in his deal worth just €20 million - but he renegotiated his contract at the end of December and his new release clause is closer to €50 million - seemingly putting an end to any interest in the player.

But right now it is hard to see why he would consider leaving the table-topping Champions League chasing Los Colchoneros.

He has his mind clearly focused on bringing silverware to the Vicente Calderon at this moment in time - and has spoken about the draw, insisting none of the teams remaining are any better than each other at the moment - including Premier League side Chelsea:

“Whichever team we get is going to be very difficult. Bayern, Real Madrid and Chelsea are in there and I couldn’t say which is better right now. Whichever team we are drawn against we are going to have to put in a great tie - just like we did against Barcelona to knock out a top side. We’ll see what happens.”

High praise from Koke. Bayern and Real are the favourites to win the competition but he obviously, and rightly, fears Jose Mourinho’s men just as much after The Blues outdid PSG in the quarter finals.

But secretly, Atletico will surely want to face Real in a bumper Madrid derby - something Koke suggested.

“Madrid derby? What can I say. I don’t mind in the end what’s important is trying to make the final.”

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