PSG footballer Motta keen on Atletico

Madrid, July 26 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint Germain’s (PSG) Thiago Motta is eyeing a move back to Spain.

The former FC Barcelona midfielder on Sunday said that he was interested in a move to Atletico Madrid, reports Xinhua.

“I want to leave PSG. My intention is to leave the club. I’ve always been honest with the bosses at the club and I’ve now confirmed my ambition. They know I need other motivations to continue to keep playing at the highest level in my career,” said Motta, who said he would speak to club owner Nasser Al Khelaifi.

“I will talk to Nasser Al Khelaifi and together we’ll find a solution that’s good for everyone. I understand PSG’s position but I’d like them to understand mine. I’ve spoken to the coach; he understands my feelings. It’s not up to me, in the end it will be Nasser.”

The Italian international added: “We’re talking about Atletico Madrid. It’s a club where I couldn’t give it all I wanted, something that only happened to me at that club. For me it would be a great challenge.”

Atletico have already signed central defender Stefan Savic as well as strikers Luciano Vietto, Jackson Martinez and Yannick Carrasco while midfielder Mario Suarez has left the club.

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