On the final day of the January transfer window, Atlético finally added a new player to the team.
Fran Mérida returns from his loan spell in Portugal and rejoins Simeone’s squad.
The young playmaker was supposed to stay at Braga until the end of the campaign, but was released in December.
Until now, Fran had been without a club, but Atlético decided to take him back after failing to find a new team to welcome him on loan.
As one player comes in, another goes out. On deadline day Atlético also announced the temporary transfer of Joel Robles to Rayo, where he’ll be the third loanee to join this month. Last week Jorge Pulido and Diego Costa already made their way over to Vallecas, where Dani Pacheco is also on loan.
The goalkeeper’s move brings Atlético’s number of departures to four, with José Antonio Reyes returning to Sevilla.
- Do you think Fran Mérida will play any part in Simeone’s plans this season?
- Can Rayo Vallecano avoid the drop with all their new Atlético players?