Mario Fernandittto: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti
Atletico Madrid interested in acquiring Russian defender of CSKA Mario Fernandez. It is reported by COPE.
28-year-old of Brazilian origin is considered as a replacement for the Juanfran Torres. The portal Transfermarkt assesses the value of Fernandez’s 26 million euros.
7 may it was reported that Fernandez can continue his career in “Zenith”. According to the “Cempionatam” the leadership of the capital club considered the option of selling the player in case the team fails to reach the group stage of the Champions League.
The tour before the end of the championship of Russia CSKA takes the fifth place in the standings, having scored 48 points. Closing the gap from the three leaders of “Locomotive” is five points. Thus, CSKA has lost chances of getting into the Champions League. Fernandez has played 27 matches, scored one goal and recorded six assists in the Russian Premier League (RPL).
In the championship of Spain, “Atletico” won the silver medal. The Diego Simeone’s side have already secured their place in the group stage of the Champions League.
In 2016, Fernandes has issued Russian citizenship and became eligible to play for the national team. He made his debut for the team in October 2017. The player missed the confederations Cup in 2017 because of an injury, but took part in the 2018 world Cup, where the team reached the quarterfinals.
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