Atletico Madrid ‘to make January bid for Ainsley Maitland-Niles’

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: 'Mikel Arteta has played big role in recent rise'

Atletico Madrid prepare to release a January bid for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to a report.

Atletico Madrid are supposedly lining up a January offer for Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles

The 23-year-old was highly linked with a move far from the Emirates Arena over the summer, however the transfer window closed with the Englishman still in North London.

Maitland-Niles has been a regular for Mikel Arteta‘s side this term, making 17 appearances in all competitions, while he has started the team’s last 2 Premier League matches.

According to Sky Sports News, Atletico, having actually lost Kieran Trippier for 10 weeks through suspension, are set to make a bid for the Gunners defender at the start of 2021.

The report declares that Diego Simeone‘s side have actually been keeping a close eye on Maitland-Niles’ s development over the last 12 months and are now ready to make their move.

The England international has a contract at the Emirates Arena up until June 2023.

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