Atletico Madrid are now desperate to sell Nottingham Forest loanee, Renan Lodi, after their Champions League exit.

Los Rojiblancos suffered disappointment in the competition, finishing bottom of Group B.

Diego Simeone’s men are now out of Europe altogether and that represents a significant financial blow.

Lodi was allowed to join Forest on loan back in August.

He checked in on a season-long loan deal and the Reds have the option to purchase him for £20 million.

Atletico to sell Lodi
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According to AS, the La Liga giants are now desperate to cash in on some of their fringe players.

It’s fair to say that Forest won’t be considering purchasing Lodi just yet.

The club are bottom of the Premier League and they certainly won’t add him to their ranks if they’re relegated.

Should the Reds pull clear of the drop zone, however, they could exercise their purchase option.

Lodi has played six times for the Reds and he’s not quite got going yet.

Although he’s shown some glimpses of his class, he has played in several games when Forest have been battered.

As a result, he’s become something of a scapegoat to some fans.

That has been somewhat harsh though and the challenge for Lodi is to put a complete performance together.

Atletico desperate to sell Lodi

The 24-year-old has made 118 appearances for Atletico.

He could also go to the World Cup with Brazil this winter, where he would look to add to his 16 caps.

Lodi is accustomed to playing as a wing-back and he’s ideal for Steve Cooper’s system.

With Harry Toffolo and Omar Richards currently injured, Lodi looks likely to play in both of Forest’s fixtures before the World Cup break.

At £20 million, Lodi would be seen as decent value for money.

Atletico to sell Lodi
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He’s played in one of Europe’s top leagues, the Champions League and on the international stage.

Ultimately, Forest will dictate whether or not he gets to stay at the City Ground.

The Reds will have to stay in the Premier League if they’re to have any chance of keeping Lodi.

Now, a sale looks likely whether he moves to Forest or not next summer.

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