Atletico Madrid news

Atletico stand firm over Salvio

June 6, 2011

Atletico Madrid forward Eduardo Salvio will not be sold for less than €15 million, according to club president Enrique Cerezo.

The highly-rated 20-year-old Argentinian spent last season on loan at Benfica but looks set to return to the Vicente Calderon next term unless Los Rojiblancos' asking price is met.

''Salvio knows that he will only leave here if someone pays 15 million euros - ie. what is stipulated in the purchase option signed with Benfica,'' Cerezo said in Portuguese newspaper Record.

On reported interest from Fiorentina, he said: ''We have not received any offer from that club in relation to Salvio.''

Salvio fractured a metatarsal in April and is expected to be sidelined until September, but Cerezo does not believe that reduces his value, saying: ''I am convinced that Salvio can be a great signing for Atletico Madrid in time.''