The Spanish striker opted to move to Manchester in a deal worth around 16. 4 million plus add-ons last summer ahead, instead of joining Atletico who had also tabled a bid. Negredo started life in England in superb fashion, scoring 20 goals in all competitions just after Christmas but has since gone on a drought which has seen him fail to find the net since the end of January.
As a result, the Spanish international has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad stadium and Atletico are ready to tempt him back to Spain. Negredo belongs to Doyen Sports, a sports investments company with shares in the player’s rights, and have very close links with Atletico.
The group were largely responsible for the Madrid club’s signing of Radamel Falcao in 2011 from FC Porto for around 40million as they are believed to have funded around 60% of the transfer. With a large chunk of Negredo’s rights already belonging to Doyen, the Spanish club will not need to stomach the lions’ share of the fee. Negredo recently revealed his concerns at his lack of playing time at City, and a move could be of interest to the player with Atletico in the Champions League football next term and looking to remain as title challengers in La Liga.