Atletico Madrid's Miranda 'happy' to be linked with United and City.



Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda has said he is "happy" and "proud" to be linked with a move to either Manchester City or Manchester United -- but plans to stay with Atletico.

Miranda produced a succession of fine performances as his club won La Liga and reached the Champions League final last season, sparking interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.

The 30-year-old was linked with a £30 million move to Old Trafford in the summer, and talk of a move has surfaced again because of the fine form of 20-year-old defender Jose Maria Gimenez.

Asked about reported interest in him from both Manchester clubs by Brazilian website Estadao, the Brazil international said: "Of course this news reaches me, and it makes me happy. It shows I am doing well.

"It makes me proud, but my intention is to stay at Atletico because I still have a year and a half on my contract."

Miranda's future may also be linked to that of Toby Alderweireld, who has impressed during a season-long loan from Atletico to Southampton.

Recently, Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Caminero said Belgium international Alderweireld, 26, was expected to be return to Diego Simeone's side for the 2015-16 season.

Source: ESPN FC


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