Real Madrid plot first Atletico Madrid swoop since ‘non-aggression pact’ ended

In the aftermath of their ‘Non-Aggression Pact’ coming to an end, Real Madrid haven’t wasted any time swooping for an Atletico Madrid player.

One of the most vicious rivalries in football is located right in the heart of the Spanish capital. The La Liga giants have spent years fighting it out to stand on a mountain above the other as the real king of Madrid.

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And while Real have often come out on top, Atletico have had their fair share of success in recent times. Consequently, this has only made this scintillating feud all the more entertaining. However, to keep their fixtures fair, they agreed on a deal to prevent them from poaching players from each other’s academies.

The verbal deal remained active for 15 years. But on June 7, it came to a close. Thus allowing Carlo Ancolloti wiggle room to try and make a significant statement.

Real Madrid want an Atletico Madrid academy player

The dust has settled, and the flood gates are open. In the first of many likely moves, Real Madrid have begun their pursuit of Jesus Fortea. The attacking-minded right-back (born in 2007) has made an impact for Atletico. Although his defensive skills stack up among the most impressive of the game’s prospects, his attacking mindset has garnered the most praise, with the youngster often making impressive runs down the wings.

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According to Marca, two weeks ago, Real met with the full-back’s representatives to discuss the nuances of a future deal. During the conversation, the Real board were informed due to their good understanding, Atletico would have an opportunity to convince him to stay at the club. However, the player informed them that he was ready to move on.

This went down poorly with Atletico. They were gutted to lose a prospect who looks set to reach remarkable heights upon turning professional.

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