Spaniards giants will allow Striker to join Chelsea for £50 million

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CHELSEA would have to pay around £50 million to sign Samu Omorodion this summer, per reports in Spain have claimed this week.

20-year-old Spain U21 international Omorodion  has only been with Atletico Madrid since moving in 2023 from Granada and his contract runs out in June 2028, having spent last season on loan at Deportivo Alaves, netting nine goals and providing one assist in 35 appearances

The club have reportedly had a £34 million offer rejected this month, and Marca claims it would take another £15 million to do a deal with Atletico Madrid. It is acknowledged that the Spanish club spent £5 million on Omorodion less than 12 months ago

The club are said to have had an approach turned down during this transfer window. Omorodion is said to be open to staying in the Spanish capital this summer, but the income from such an outgoing could cover several signings Atletico plan to make.

“I think Atletico Madrid will sell Samu if an irrefutable offer arrives,” Reporter Irari Prat recently told Football.Ondon

“They are immersed in a squad reconstruction and want names like [Artem] Dovbyk or [Alexander] Sorloth for the forward. Memphis [Depay] leaves, [Alvaro] Morata may leave… but they are aware of their potential and what they like in Europe.

“If it comes out, it would be for a lot of money. A ‘crazy’ offer of well over €40million (£33.8million).

‘I don’t know, for now, anything negative about Samu,” Prat explained. “He is someone very demanding of himself who knows that his life has completely changed in a year.

“From Granada to Atletico Madrid. I remember an interview he gave in which he talked about how he was crying because he had missed several clear chances and Alaves had lost to Las Palmas. He felt very guilty, he said. He is someone quite humble with a great desire to do well.

“He is a tremendously interesting forward who still has a lot to polish. It must be made clear that he is 20 years old and that a year ago he was playing in the Fourth Division.

“Above all, it needs to improve the definition. I think he’s missing some goals right now. But he is a beast on a physical level, dominating away from the area and devastating in the open field.

“Many Atletico fans would like to see him for one season, at least. Know what it is capable of. It is true that on an economic level it would be a great operation to sell it for €40million-plus (£33.8million-plus), since it only cost €6million (£5.1million). But it has a lot of potential and has aroused the hype of the Metropolitano.”

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