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Alvaro Negredo eyeing £20m Atletico Madrid switch

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Alvaro Negredo looks set to return to Spain after just one season in the Premier League, according to The Mirror.

The Spanish striker, who netted 23 times for the blue half of Manchester last term, seems set for a move to Atletico Madrid, despite winning a league and cup double last season. He struggled for form in the final four months of the season however, not hitting a single goal and missing a large chunk through a shoulder injury.

This poor form saw him overlooked in the World Cup squad, with both Fernando Torres and Diego Costa being picked ahead of him, despite outscoring Torres in the Premier League last season.

STRUGGLING TO SETTLE

Negredo, originally from Madrid, had difficulty settling in at City away from the pitch, with rumours of the Spaniard being homesick, with his family not being able to adapt to the English lifestyle. Ironically, it is Diego Costa who he would be replacing at Atletico Madrid, as his awful World Cup displays have not lessened the desire of Jose Mourinho to bring him to Chelsea, leaving Atletico needing a striker.

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The fee being mentioned is around the £20million mark, which is the price that Man City paid Sevilla last season to secure Negredo, making the deal appear very feasible. It is thought that Spain is the only destination for the homesick striker, as he wants to settle back into the Spanish lifestyle, which he prefers. 

PELLEGRINI'S PLANS

With City rumoured to be tracking players such as Eliaquim Mangala, the £20million is very likely to be plowed straight back into bringing more quality players in at the Etihad, as City look to retain their Premier League crown.

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