Monday, 23rd July, 2012
In-demand Atletico Madrid striker Adrian is happy at the Vicente Calderon and talks over a new contract are still taking place.
Madrid-based daily Marca revealed that the Spain forward had rejected an offer from Diego Simeone’s men to increase his yearly salary from €1.2M to €3.5M and were now fretting over whether he might leave the club.
Adrian has been attracting interest from English side Tottenham Hotspur, who could opt to pay the player’s buy-out clause of €18M, rendering Atletico Madrid powerless.
But the goal-getter, who is preparing to represent Spain at the 2012 London Olympic Games, has moved to cool that thought.
"I am very happy at Atletico", said Adrian.
"And, to my knowledge, the only negotiations going on with the club are about renewing my contract.
"I have a contract with Atletico and I have three years here, nothing more.
"Now I am with the national team and I don’t think it is time to talk about things that appear in the newspapers."
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