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Report: Barcelona revive interest in Atlético Madrid star, set to make huge offer

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After a few unsuccessful attempts before last season, Barcelona are set to go after a dream transfer target again. According to reports from Diario AS in Spain, the Blaugrana have revived their interest in Atlético Madrid star midfielder Jorge Resurrección, commonly known as Koke, looking for a January deal in light of the season-ending injury to Rafinha Alcântara.

Barça, who have already signed former Colchonero Arda Turan, appear to want to reunite the two friends at Catalonia, since Koke is the man considered by many to be the successor to Xavi Hernández at the Spanish national team, and if the rumors are true, at the Catalan giants. After launching a giant €60 million offer last summer, the Blaugranes received an emphatic no from the player and the club, but circumstances have changed and Koke would be looking to finally make a move away from the Spanish capital.

Koke would add depth and versatility to Barça's midfield. He has played mainly as a winger under Diego Simeone at Atlético, but he can be very good as a central player as well due to his vision and passing accuracy, and these attributes are vital for a Barcelona midfielder. He's also a very good defender who can counter-attack, which fits the style of play currently used by Luis Enrique.

What do you think, Blaugranes? Is Koke a good signing option?