Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez claims Diego Simeone wanted to bring him to Atletico Madrid after their time together at Catania.
The Argentine forward helped Cholo to 13th in Serie A in 2010-11, but the former Lazio and Inter midfielder moved back to Argentina to coach Racing Club the following season.
Simeone returned to Europe when his former club Atletico Madrid came asking in 2011-12 and Papu, who had stayed at Catania, was getting restless and wanted to play in the Champions League.
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