As the LaLiga giants seek to rapidly replace Thomas Partey, GHANASoccernet.com may exclusively confirm, Ghana midfielder Baba Iddrisu Mohammed has become a prime target for Atletico Madrid.
After the Gunners paid his EUR 50 million release clause on transfer deadline day, Partey left the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium outfit to join Arsenal.
After the departure of the Ghana international, the Rojiblancos are a little light in midfield.
Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has been signed by Atlético Madrid, but Diego Simeone is said to be disappointed with his midfield choices.
There is a 30-day deadline for the capital-based side to contract a domestic substitute.
This is in compliance with the rules of LaLiga Santander, where a 30-day period for the club to sign a player from a team inside Spain is given.
And rumors from the Spanish capital suggest that Real Mallorca king-pin Baba Mohammed has been named by Atlético Madrid as a substitute for his compatriot.
In the top-flight last year, Mohammed had a breakout season with Real Mallorca.
In the 38 rounds in matches, he missed only two games as the club struggled to maintain their league status.
The 24-year-old started the Segunda Division well, making 4 appearances after 4 rounds of matches to help put the side in seventh position.
Mohammed will miss the first half of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League if the transfer materializes, as Atlético Madrid sent their squad-list on Tuesday 6 October.
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