Inter Miami and LA Galaxy from the MLS are eyeing a move for free agent Axel Witsel, with his Atletico Madrid future uncertain.

ESPN reports that Axel Witsel is a big target for MLS sides, with Inter Miami and LA Galaxy eyeing a move for the Belgian. The 35-year-old mainstay’s contract with Atletico Madrid ends in the summer, with uncertainty surrounding whether he will be offered a deal by the Spanish giants.

MLS duo in Axel Witsel chase

Axel Witsel could call time on his European career, as he might have a few reasonable offers from the MLS. The American League is always looking at some significant stars from across the Atlantic. Their last major signing was the arrival of superstar Lionel Messi, who has since elevated the league and its stature.

Next up could be Axel Witsel, with the experienced defender likely to see out his Atletico Madrid contract and leave on a free transfer. The 35-year-old faces uncertainties surrounding his future at Diego Simeopne’s side as they have yet to offer him a new deal.

Despite his advancing age, Witsel has made 42 appearances across all competitions, although Simeone might eye significant changes to his backline. Inter Miami are one of the most attractive sides in the MLS currently, and with their roster of star players, Witsel might find the links attractive, even from a financial point of view.

LA Galaxy might lag behind Miami in terms of the glamour, but they are a big side in the MLS and good enough for a player of Witsel’s quality. Hence, the 35-year-old might welcome the links to the MLS duo, as he might look forward to a new chapter in his exciting career.

Atletico planning defensive changes

Simeone is one of the managers widely known to like the defensive discipline of his side and may want to see a more steely presence next season. As a result, he might revamp his defensive setup and allow some stars to leave, including Stefan Savic, Jose Maria Gimenez, Witsel and Mario Hermoso, with Aston Villa keen on the latter.

Atletico are part of a four-way battle for Real Sociedad defender Robin Le Normand, and there are other players on Simeone’s list that he might like to bring in.

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