Óliver Torres and Javier Manquillo have completed loan moves to FC Porto and Sunderland respectively, it was confirmed this morning.
Atlético are working hard to offload players in the squad who don’t feature in Simeone’s plans for the season, with the two canteranos having to leave to further their careers.
Both deals include an option to buy, with Porto obligated to buy Óliver for a pre-agreed fee of €20m when his loan runs out in December 2017.
Manquillo on the other hand can join Sunderland for a reported €11m, although it is unclear whether the clause is optional or mandatory for the Premier League side.
He returns for a second stint in England after his two-year loan to Liverpool was cut short. Since then he has enjoyed a more successful spell with Marseille, playing 37 matches in all competitions for them last season.
Óliver is also back in familiar surroundings, having shone at Porto under new Spain manager Julen Lopetegui back in 2014/15.
The 21 year-old became a fan favourite at the Estádio do Dragão, and looked visibly delighted as he arrived back in Portugal to re-join a club he said “felt like home”.
Diogo Jota is also expected to join Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with just Héctor Hernández and Alessio Cerci until operación salida is complete.
Are you happy with these moves? Have we seen the last of Óliver and Manquillo in red and white?