As it stands, Luis Miguel Afonso Fernandes, better known as “Pizzi“, won’t be staying at Atlético after the current campaign.
The Rojiblancos had the option to sign the youngster, who is on loan from Sporting Clube de Braga until the end of the season.
The pre-arranged fee of €15m expired last Saturday, on the 31st of December.
Atlético signed Pizzi on a temporary deal only two days before the transfer window closed, and it would seem Braga included the hefty fee to be able to hold out for the maximum price if the 21-year old impressed in Madrid.
So far Pizzi has played 160 minutes for Atleti and hasn’t done enough to warrant the €15m price tag, even if he’s shown flashes of his talent. In six cameos he scored once, the opening goal against Levante.
Would you like for Pizzi to stay at Atlético and what price would you be willing to pay for the talented Portuguese?