On the last day of the transfer window, youngsters Borja González and Leandro Cabrera were loaned out to Real Murcia and Numancia, respectively.
At Atlético, the chances of being handed playing time were slim for the duo, who will now likely see plenty of action in la Liga Adelante.
Young striker Borja was expected to stay with Atleti this season, but after the arrival of Adrián, Falcao and Pizzi it was decided the canterano would be loaned out.
We sincerely hope Borja will manage to stay fit an entire season and fulfill some of the potential he showed earlier in his career in Atleti’s cantera and for Spanish youth selections.
Leandro Cabrera was no longer part of the first team setup. The left-footed defender featured in the U-20 World Cup for Uruguay last month and has been on vacation since while his agent was trying to resolve his future.
Lele does not hold a European passport which ruled him out for a spot in the first team and also prevents him from playing for Atlético B.
The 20-year-old, who joined from Defensor Sporting in 2009, played on loan at Recreativo de Huelva last season where he made eleven appearances.
Atlético also announced that Júlio Alves, a Portuguese winger and U-20 international signed from Rio Ave this summer, has been sold to Besiktas without ever having played for los Rojiblancos.
Alves, one of Jorge Mendes’ protégé’s, was signed for an estimated fee of €2.5 million and on the final day of the transfer window 50 per cent of his rights were transferred to another of Mendes’ favorite clubs.
Besiktas will reportedly pay €350,000 per year for half of Alves’ transfer rights for a total of four years.