Atletico Madrid interested in loan move for Arsenal's Cedric Soares

Atletico Madrid interested in signing Arsenal defender Cedric Soares on a loan move until the end of the season with Diego Simeone’s side eyeing a right-back after selling Kieran Trippier

  • Atletico Madrid are eyeing up a loan move for Arsenal defender Cedric Soares
  • Soares has made just four Premier League appearances for Arsenal this season 
  • Letting Soares go would leave them short after Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ move 
  • Atletico Madrid have just sold right-back Kieran Trippier to Newcastle 

Atletico Madrid are interested in a loan deal for Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares.

The Spanish club are keen on striking an initial loan deal for Soares with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

It is likely that Arsenal will be reluctant to let Soares leave without a replacement owing to a lack of cover at right-back.

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Cedric Soares from Arsenal on a loan deal

Takehiro Tomiyasu is currently first choice, but without Soares the Gunners would be short on cover after Ainsley Maitland-Niles joined Roma on loan.

Diego Simeone’s side meanwhile are a right-back short following the sale of Kieran Trippier.

It was announced on Friday that the England international had joined Newcastle for £12m following two-and-a-half-seasons at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Arsenal have already loaned out Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Roma during the January window

Soares has struggled for game-time this season making just four Premier League appearances – only one since the middle of September.

The 30-year-old originally arrived at the Emirates on a six-month loan deal in January 2020.

Despite making just five appearances for them that season, he then signed for them on a permanent transfer at the end of his contract at Southampton. 

Atletico Madrid have just sold a right-back in Kieran Trippier who has joined Newcastle

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