After doing a fine job at FC Barcelona during his two-plus year stint, Mateu Alemany officially bid goodbye to the club at the end of the summer transfer window.
The former sporting director of the Blaugrana did a sterling job during his time at the club, finding ways to improve the squad substantially despite Barça being drowned in financial problems.
However, with Deco taking over the reins this summer, Alemany opted to move on from the club after overseeing the summer window along with the Catalan giants’ new director.
Atletico Madrid keen on Mateu Alemany
Now, with Alemany no longer attached to Barcelona, one of the club’s chief rivals, Atletico Madrid are interested in hiring the Spaniard.
Indeed, as per reports relayed by SPORT, Los Rojiblancos are eager to bring Alemany on board into the club’s sporting structure and have even established contact with him already.
Atleti are understood to have made their move for the former Barça chief soon after their 3-0 defeat to Valencia in La Liga last weekend.
Alemany’s knowledge of La Liga’s Financial Fair Play rules and his contacts with the league officials are things that make him an appealing target for Atletico Madrid.
As per the report, Alemany sees the option of joining Los Colchoneros positively and is studying their proposal, but does not wish to jump into anything in a hurry.
PSG, Tottenham also in the fray
However, Atletico Madrid are not the only club looking at Mateu Alemany as an option.
Indeed, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain as well as Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the former Barcelona sporting director.
But, at this point, the interest from PSG and Spurs is not as concrete as that of Atletico Madrid, which puts the Spanish capital club in pole position.
However, if the Parisians or the Londoners decide to launch a move, their offers would be more financially lucrative than that of Atleti.
It must also be noted that Alemany is also being considered as a possible candidate for the role of the president of RFEF following Luis Rubiales’ resignation.
The former Barça transfer chief has several options on his table and it will be interesting to see what he decides.