Scottish club Rangers and Celtic are going head-to-head to snap up the sought-after signature of Atletico Madrid starlet Rodrigo Riquelme.
Los Rojiblancos are used to seeing their most gifted footballers spirited away by rival teams almost every single summer with Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, Lucas Hernandez, Rodrigo and Arda Turan all walking away from Wanda Metropolitano while at the peak of their powers.
Rodrigo, however, could be on his way out of the Wanda Metropolitano long before he has even established himself in Diego Simeone’s starting line-up.
A 19-year-old teenager with vision and skill reminiscent of his legendary Argentine namesake, the youngster, has just played 12 minutes of La Liga football this season but he already has teams from all over the continent batting their eyelashes in his direction.
Including, but not restricted to, Old Firm rivals Celtic and Gers. Marca claims that the Gers have both ‘knocked on the door’ for Riquelme. He has a £26m release clause in his deal, but his current contract is due to expire in summer, making a move to Scotland a genuine possibility.
The Madrid-born attacker certainly aced his Ibrox audition last month, producing three assists in a stunning 4-0 win for Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Youth League.