Jurado aiming for an Atlético Madrid return
Currently unsettled at Spartak Moscow, 28-year-old José Manuel Jurado is reportedly set to make a return to Atlético Madrid, four seasons after leaving the club.
Keen to sign another playmaker before the transfer deadline this summer, Atlético Madrid are attempting to bring José Manuel Jurado back to the club, having left for Schalke 04 in 2010.
After his spell with the German outfit, he moved further east and to Russian side Spartak Moscow, but despite good form last season, Jurado is apparently out of favour.
Radio network COPE have suggested that talks between Spartak Moscow and Atlético Madrid are already in progress, with an initial loan deal said to be the preferred option. Jurado is also keen on making a return to Spain, with his agent Eduardo Espejo working hard to make that a reality as soon as possible.
In addition, it is also suggested that Jurado will take a massive pay cut, in order to facilitate the move, accepting a drop of more than half his current salary, to rejoin Atlético Madrid.
Jurado started his career at Real Madrid, before moving across town to Atlético, where he made 124 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals. In the midst of his time with Atlético, he also spent the 2008-2009 season on loan with Mallorca in the Primera, producing a good return of 9 goals in 35 games.