Marcos Llorente has been in the form of his life this season and that is why Manchester United have been after him.
Atletico Madrid are on top of the La Liga table and the Spanish international has arguably been their best player in the current campaign.
According to AS (press image provided below), Man Utd have been pushing to sign the La Roja star and they even made an offer worth 80 million euros (£69million) for him.
The famous Spanish outlet have claimed that the big money move has forced the La Liga club to take action and agree a new contract with the midfield star.
It is stated that the 26-year-old will be handed a massive pay rise to extend his stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.
AS are mainly talking about an article that they covered in March 2021. Back then, they claimed that Atletico are tempted to accept the £69million offer made by Man Utd. However, now they are pressing to hold on to the prized asset.
Llorente is mainly a central midfielder but Diego Simeone has turned him into a beast by mainly playing him in the attacking third. So far, in 31 league starts, the former Real Madrid man has directly contributed in no fewer than 23 goals for the Rojiblancos (12 goals and 11 assists).
Since his appointment, Solskjaer has not invested to improve the central midfield at Old Trafford and now is the time, he must spend to reinforce the area if he really wants to win the Premier League title. In your view, should Man Utd break the bank to sign Marcos Llorente from Atletico Madrid?