May 28, 2024

Atletico Madrid consistently ventures into the transfer market with the aim of securing promising young talents. The recent additions of Santiago Mourino and Samu Omorodion during the summer exemplify this strategy, and it appears that another budding talent might be on their radar in 2024.

Fidel Barajas, a left-footed winger typically deployed on the right wing, is currently plying his trade with Charleston Battery in the second tier of the American football system. However, the 17-year-old may be on the brink of a significant move to Europe, as reports suggest interest from three prominent clubs: Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and PSV Eindhoven. Additionally, Mexican side Necaxa is reportedly keeping tabs on the young prospect.

Midfielder Fidel Barajas, 17, makes quick Charleston Battery impact |  Sports | postandcourier.com

Amidst his involvement with Mexico at the U17 World Cup in Indonesia, Barajas has showcased his skills, contributing one assist in two matches. Despite his commendable performances, he finds himself part of an underperforming Mexican team that has only secured one point thus far.

The decision by Atletico Madrid to pursue the signing of Barajas remains uncertain. With competition from Chelsea and PSV, the process could prove challenging for the Spanish club. The outcome of this pursuit will be eagerly awaited as Barajas potentially takes a significant step in his burgeoning career.

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