With Godín’s signing looking to be imminent, Atlético face a new problem; only three players that don’t have a European passport can be registered to play for us this season in la Liga.
Currently our selection includes four “foreigners” in Agüero, Cabrera, Diego Costa and Salvio. The rule excludes Africans, so we won’t have to worry about Ibrahima.
Diego Godín would be our fifth player without a European passport, meaning two have to go.
The club has applied for a Spanish passport for Agüero a couple of months ago, and hopefully he’ll receive his papers before 1 September, when registration closes.
AtléticoFans has read rumours that Godín has also applied for a Spanish passport, after spending four years in Spain with Villarreal, but we cannot confirm this or quote any reliable sources.
Assuming one or two players need to be offloaded, it would seem to make sense to loan out Leandro Cabrera. The Uruguayan defender has a lot of competition for a spot in the team and could gain some experience by going on loan to another club in la Liga.
Who would you prefer to keep in the team?