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Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Wolves defender Nelson Semedo, with the La Liga giants keen on adding a new right-back to their squad for next season after the departure of Kieran Trippier in January.

According to Marca, Semedo is one of numerous fullbacks Atletico are looking at this summer, with Diego Simeone set to sign a right-back in the coming weeks, however, as per the report, the Spanish side will only look to loan in the Wolves star if they do make an approach for the 28-year-old.

Semedo has just one year remaining on his contract, though Wolves do hold an option to extend this by an extra two years. However, Bruno Lage could be tempted to offload the former FC Barcelona defender this summer with performances from the fullback being somewhat disappointing.

The Portuguese international was signed to replace Matt Doherty in the summer of 2020, and whilst Semedo has shown some good moments, the defender’s time at Molineux has overall been a disappointment, with the wing-back bagging just two goals for Wolves.

Indeed, Wolves are also reportedly interested in Burnley right-back Connor Roberts, who could be a replacement for Semedo should Lage look to sign the Wales international this summer, a move that would open the door for Atletico to land the Portuguese international for cheap.

Although Atletico are one of the biggest sides in Europe, they too have been hit with financial problems brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, and Wolves could hand them a lifeline if they decide to offload Semedo for cheap this summer.

Wolve should do all they can to make Atletico sign Semedo

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As mentioned, Wolves seem to be in the market for a new right-back, with Burnley star Roberts currently on the agenda, and in Semedo’s case, the Premier League side should be looking to offload the defender with Atletico interested in signing the fullback.

The 28-year-old has hardly impressed since joining the Premier League side, and with Atletico keeping taps on Semedo, Wolves can save themselves a lot of favours by offloading the defender to the European giants this summer in a move that could benefit Lage’s side.

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