In England clubs were spending big on the last day of the transfer window, but in Spain only six transfers were made. Although there were rumours of late offers totalling up to €109m, Atlético had it’s business done long before deadline day. In January six changes were made to our first team, with four players leaving and two coming in.
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.
Atlético and Málaga are reportedly close to finalising a deal for Rojiblanco midfielder Ignacio Camacho. Officials from both clubs were in contact yesterday as they looked to seal an agreement that would transfer the 20-year-old to the Andalusian side. Camacho would be available to Manuel Pellegrini by January, and the deal is said to be worth €1.5m.
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 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 faces Montevideo Wanderers tonight at 19:00 GMT+1 in the third place match of the Trofeo Colombino in Huelva. The Uruguayan side was defeated 2-0 Tuesday by event hosts Recreativo Huelva. The Rojiblancos suffered their third consecutive pre-season defeat in a 1-0 loss to Sporting Gijón last night. Atleti will be looking for a morale boosting victory in what will be its last preparation game prior to the UEFA Supercup engagement with Inter on 27 August.
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.
After months of negotiation, it appears as if Tiago Mendes will finally be returning to Atlético. Marca is reporting that we have agreed terms on a one-year loan deal with Juventus, and the Portuguese midfielder is expected to return to Madrid either Sunday or Monday in order to undergo a physical. Atlético had hoped to sign Tiago on a permanent basis, but the midfielder refused to accept a wage-cut of up to 50%.
Atlético picked up its second win of pre-season on Saturday evening with a convincing 2-1 win over Real Betis in Seville. After thrashing Alcalá last week (2-8), los Rojiblancos carried on their impressive form and turned in a comfortable performance against the Segunda side. Alberto Perea played a leading role and continued his impressive form.