As this newspaper has learned, Andrea Berta, sports director of the club, traveled to Argentina a few months ago to see it live. The player really likes the coaching staff, including Diego Pablo Simeone. However, in Vélez they assure that, at the moment, no one has contacted them to inquire about the situation of Almada, who has a contract until 2023.There are several teams against which Atlético de Madrid competes. The main rivals are in the Premier League, and the most dangerous is Manchester City, which has also been following him closely for months. Cholo’s intervention will be key in the player’s decision to convince him, as the coach has already done with other footballers.The coronavirus leaves the future not only for Atlético, but for football in general. However, the rojiblanco team do not want to lose Almada and they won’t take their eyes off you for the next few months. It is usual for Atlético de Madrid to set their eyes on the South American market. For many years now he has been looking at promising young people from the New Continent, especially from Argentina, who in the medium and long term are profitable from a sports and economic point of view. Without going further, Renan Lodi or Ángel Correa they came using this formula.This season there are several names on the list again, but one above the rest: Thiago Almada. The jewel of Velez, inside 19 years Just turned, he has been spied for more than a year by the scouting team. They consider one of the most important ‘star projects’ in South American football.