Wanda purchased a 20% stake in Atlético last year

Wanda Group interested in full Atlético takeover

Dalian Wanda have been shareholders of Atlético Madrid for nearly two years now, and according to sources at OKDiario, the Chinese corporation have aspirations to own 100% of the rojiblancos.

Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China, currently owns 20% of the club after buying in in January 2015. However, this appears to not be enough and he has expressed desire to obtain 100% over the next five years.

Uncertain judge

Is Atlético at risk of disappearing? (Part II)

In Part I of this series, we introduced the landslide effect of EU decisions on long-held debt accountability for football clubs. The Spanish Revenue Service (Hacienda) can no longer cover for clubs as it is held liable by EU authorities for ensuring that payments are met on time. An important factor in these events are


Atlético to earn €3 million from summer friendlies

It has only been one day since Atlético departed Colombia, but AS reports on Thursday that los Rojiblancos will visit the Americas a second time this summer, with stops said to be planned in Miami (USA), Costa Rica and Venezuela. After raking in €1.2 million from their trio of friendlies in the land of Carlos

Atletico Madrid's new sponsor Huawei

Atlético find new sponsor for derby against Real

After securing an eight-game sponsorship deal with Rixos Hotels last week, Atlético today announced they have found a shirt sponsor for the ‘Derbi Madrileño’. The hotel chain signed an agreement for eight of our nine remaining league games, but Atleti management had already reserved a spot on the front of our kit for Huawei during

Atletico Madrid directors Miguel Angel Gil, Enrique Cerezo and Fernando Garcia Abasolo

Gil and Cerezo expand power over Atlético

Atlético’s majority shareholders Miguel Ángel Gil and Enrique Cerezo have expanded their stake in the club. The managing director and club president have bought all of the shares owned by Fernando García Abásolo, who until Monday was the third largest stockholder and a member of the Atleti board. The fee the duo paid for five

Atlético still without a shirt sponsor(

Volkswagen to sponsor Atlético?

Atlético Madrid have been playing without a shirt sponsor after Korean car manufacturer KIA decided to end their contract with the club upon the conclusion of the 2010/11 season. But perhaps we will play with a brand name on our jerseys at the start of the new year.

Caminero calling the shots for Atleti (AS)

Atlético doesn’t pay ‘Hacienda’ 50% of transfer income

For several years now, Atlético fans and members of the Spanish press alike were under the impression that fully half (50 per cent) of Atleti’s transfer income had to be handed over to Spain’s tax authorities as part of a levy imposed to collect on past-due taxes. AS reveals, however, that is not the case.

Futbol ground ´Vicente Calderon´ (Club Atletico de Madrid). Madrid. Spain

Just over 14,000 Atlético shares for sale

Enrique Ventero, the fourth major shareholder of Atlético Madrid, is looking to sell his part of the club. He owns 14,042 shares with a total nominal value of over €700,000. It’s curious that he has chosen to offer his stock on the website SegundaMano, a market place for used goods, which can be considered the Spanish version of Ebay.

Kia motors will no longer be the kit sponsor for Atletico Madrid after this season

KIA to end sponsorship deal with Atlético

AS reports that Atlético’s kit sponsor since 2005, KIA motors, will not be extending their deal with the club after the current season. The Korean automobile manufacturer, which also sponsors FIFA in an agreement set to expire in 2022, is no longer willing to pay the roughly €10m per year cost of having its logo appear on our jerseys.

Miguel Ángel Gil Marín signs a strategic partnership with Al Ain

Atleti turns its focus to the East

Atlético try to increase their income by expanding to new markets. Like Real Madrid and Barcelona before us, Atlético want to become an international brand with fans from all over the world. This week Miguel Ángel Gil Marín signed a “strategic partnership” with Al Ain from the UAE, the third alliance the club has agreed, after deals with Shangai Shensua from China and Muangthong United from Thailand.