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Diego keen on Atletico move

August 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Wolfsburg playmaker Diego is keen on a move to Atletico Madrid with the Spanish club making an official bid for the midfielder, according to the Brazilian's agent.

Diego is bound for Spain
GettyImagesDiego is bound for Spain

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Diego has been on the outer with coach Felix Magath, and the player himself last week stated, "I don't want to be at Wolfsburg any longer". His father and agent Djair da Cunha has now revealed his son would look forward to fitting in at the Vicente Calderon.

"A player like him will be great for Atletico; he has quality and I think he can adapt really well to [coach Gregorio] Manzano's scheme. Diego is thrilled with the idea," Da Cunha told AS.

The former Juventus man will likely be required to take a pay cut in order to complete the move, but da Cunha has suggested that will not be an issue.

"Diego has made every possible effort; now we will wait for both clubs to find a way," he added. "There is time until the end of August. We would like it to be solved soon, but that does not depend on us."