Sergio no to Atletico
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Depor's Sergio has received an offer from Atletico Madrid, but will not be moving.Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Sergio has revealed he has received an offer from Atletico Madrid, but has no intention of moving on this summer.
Atletico boss Carlos Bianchi wants the 28-year-old to form part of his new-look midfield, but Sergio admits the time is not right for him to leave Depor.
"I have received an offer from Atletico and, given the circumstances, I'm not interested in acting on it," he stated.
"I'm flattered and proud that a club like Atletico are looking at me and, if my circumstances and the offer were different, I might have been interested in it.
"But bearing in mind how Depor value me, I would prefer not to make too much of the offer."
Sergio is under contract until 2009 at the Riazor and has a release fee of some é¼60 million.
Atletico were understood to have offered é¼7 million, but Depor insisted it would take at least é¼12 million before they would consider doing business which scared off their Primera rivals.