With only a match left to play after 13 rounds of La Liga, Atlético find themselves in the no-man’s land they’ve become accustomed to dwelling in the past couple of seasons. In 2010/11 Atleti finished in seventh, a slight improvement on their ninth place finish from the year before. Our current campaign is a week-to-week
According to several sources in the Spanish media, Atlético midfielder Raúl García is set to join Osasuna on loan after signing a three-year contract extension with Atleti. The Pamplona-based side wanted to bring back their youth system product to his hometown permanently, for free, but los Rojiblancos weren’t willing to release him outright yet.
Atlético are seriously considering the possibility of bringing midfielder Rubén Pérez back a year early from his two-year loan spell at Deportivo. The former Atlético B star, speaking to AS, gave the impression that he was flattered by the news, though he remained mindful of his obligation to his current team.
Atlético have been handed two extra chances to defeat eternal rivals Real Madrid this season after seeing off Espanyol in the Copa del Rey Round of 16. Despite this golden opportunity to finally end the winless spell against our neighbours that has been haunting our club for over a decade, the story of the evening was the dazzling display put on by Sergio Agüero.
After much debate and deliberation, we proudly offer you our First Annual AtléticoFans Player of the Year award! We narrowed down our nominees to our top five selections, choosing the ultimate winner for 2010.
Following yesterday’s victory over Espanyol that included Simao’s emotional farewell to the Colchonero faithful, Atlético head into the Christmas break rehabilitated having quickly amassed a four game unbeaten streak that included three shutouts. But will a return to action in 2011 without Simao on the squad spoil all the fun?
The past week has been all about contract extensions. Tomas Ujfalusi, José Antonio Reyes and Paulo Assunção were all handed new deals and it seems only a matter of time before Agüero puts pen to paper. De Gea and Domínguez seem next, but meanwhile Juanito, Luis Perea, Ignacio Camacho and Simão are still waiting for a new deal. We take a closer look.
Atlético close the month September with two wins, two draws and two losses. We take a look at our best player of the month, with Assunção, De Gea, Godín, Perea and Simão all nominated. Do tell us who you think should be our Player of the Month September!
In accordance with its “Continuity Project”, Atlético has confirmed on its official website that agreements have been reached with Assunção, Reyes and Ujfalusi to extend their stays in Madrid. Reyes has signed for three more seasons, whilst his team-mates Assunção and Ujfalusi have agreed to remain with the club for at least two more years.
This week Tiago Mendes arrived in Madrid to complete Atlético’s set up, but now Quique Sánchez Flores might have too many players too pick from. With the arrival of Tiago there are now six central midfielders at the coach’ disposal, while only two spots are available.We take a look at the players that are nominated to leave.