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Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all shown interest in signing Nice right-back Youcef Atal.
The Algerian international is considered as one of the most in-demand right-backs in Europe after contributing six goals and an assist in the French top-flight in the 2018-19.
Atal admits several clubs have shown interest in him but he believes it is not yet the right time for him to leave Patrick Vieira’s side.
“Yes, there were clubs that wanted me at that time. Last year it was too early (for a departure). And even today, I’m focusing on another great season,” Atal told Canal Football Club.
Atal also talked about his best playing position.
“I’m hard-hitting and I’ve been playing like that since I was little. I never changed. These are my natural qualities and I try to enjoy them. On the sides, you have to be fast anyway. I prefer to play right-back, but these are the coach’s choices,” he added.
“I was trained in this job. I see better when I leave behind. But that I attack or defend, I go to the bottom. I give myself 100% all the time.”