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Amath Ndiaye joins Atlético training amidst interest from Getafe and Lazio

The Tenerife loanee returned to training on Wednesday and could sneak into Simeone’s plans.

Getafe v CD Tenerife - La Liga 2 Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images

Amath Ndiaye appeared at Atlético Madrid training on Wednesday a day before he was expected. The Senegalese attacker spent 2016-17 on loan and led Tenerife to a playoff final spot against Getafe in June. The 21-year-old scored 18 goals for the islanders last season before they fell at the final hurdle against a Getafe side which won promotion to the top flight.

Ndiaye is a little raw around the edges in terms of technique, but he is a dynamic wide midfielder who can moonlight as a striker. He has pace to burn and was one of the most exciting players in Segunda last season. He joined training on Wednesday in an effort to see if Diego Simeone fancies keeping him in his squad next season, as he offers a change of pace that only Yannick Carrasco might be able to match in the squad (and even that’s a push).

Getafe have already signed Gaku Shibasaki from Tenerife and have made their interest in Ndiaye clear too. Real Betis and Espanyol are also said to want the player, and Sky Italy claim Lazio are interested in his services as well. It is unclear if Atlético would be willing to let him go permanently or on loan as he could very well develop into a top-class attacker.