Barcelona ready to pay €60m buyout clause for Atletico Madrid’s Jorge ‘Koke’ Resurrección [MARCA]

The pillaging of the Atletico Madrid’s Class of 2014 is in full swing, and one of their seemingly untouchable pearls is now desired by a bigger fish.

Atleti’s playmaker Jorge ‘Koke’ Resurrección has a 60m Euro buyout clause, which led many to believe the Spanish international would be untouchable under his current contract.

But MARCA report today that Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has made Koke his number one priority this summer, and that he and the Barcelona hierarchy are willing and ready to pay the astronomical sum.

Marca report that Enrique almost managed to sign Koke for Roma in 2010, and that this time around he’s determined to get his man, who he sees as the ideal heir to Xavi’s midfield throne.

Should the deal develop and actually go through this summer, Jorge ‘Koke’ Resureccion would become the most expensive Spanish footballer in history.