Atlético announced yesterday that manager Quique Sanchez Flores will remain with the club until the end of the current campaign. But reports in the Spanish media have suggested that Quique has his mind set on leaving after this season no matter where the team finishes in the Liga classification. Will the players still be motivated in spite of talks of the coach’s summer exit?
Atlético Madrid have confirmed the departures of Sergio Asenjo and Ignacio Camacho. The duo said goodbye to their teammates today and will join Málaga CF in the January transfer window. Camacho leaves 6 months before his contract was due to expire for €1.5m, whilst Asenjo will spend the rest of the season on loan at La Rosaleda.
Atlético have reportedly agreed terms with Juanfran, and the deal for the Osasuna winger now hinges on an agreement between the two clubs. The deal is imminent, according to reports, and Atleti will pay los Rojillos roughly €5m for Simao’s replacement.
We’ve taken the time once again to round up all of those rumours floating around the internet. Elias was unwrapped as an early Christmas gift today, but are more signings on the way? It seems as if we are still looking for another midfielder, because the Spanish press keeps linking us to offensive players.
The January transfer window is fast approaching and it seems we’ve already made our first deals, with Elias set to complete his transfer next week when he arrives in Madrid and Simão leaving on his way to Besiktas. The big question among the Atlético faithful is whether we’ll sign a replacement for the Portuguese winger.
Atleti’s official site reports that Sergio Asenjo and Borja González, who both suffered severe knee injuries in the back-end of last season, returned to the training ground yesterday for some very light exercises. The footballers had spent several weeks undergoing indoor rehabilitation following their successful surgeries, and are set to return to competitive action in November.