Now that David de Gea is gone, Atlético head coach Gregorio Manzano is in search of a replacement goalkeeper. Following De Gea’s press conference on Wednesday, Manzano told Spanish television station Canal + Liga that the club’s priority is to “sign a forward and a goalkeeper”. With Joel and Asenjo ready to step up, does the club need to sign a starting keeper?
Manchester United’s latest signing David de Gea bid farewell to his lifetime club Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón on Wednesday evening. The keeper is off to the Premier league after having signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils. Atleti are set to receive at least €20 million for the sale of their young star.
David de Gea is in England undergoing a medical before he can complete his move to Manchester United. The goalkeeper had said he would leave it until after the European U21 Championships before deciding his future. After having won the tournament with Spain on Saturday, it seems the 20-year-old has wasted no time in jetting to Manchester to apply the finishing touches to his deal.
David de Gea and Álvaro Domínguez won the European U21 Championships after beating Switzerland 2-0 in the final on Saturday night. Adrián López, who is expected to join Atlético soon, won the Golden Boot as top-scorer of the tournament with 5 goals, and was also named as the tournament’s ‘Golden Player’.
It’s time to take a break from the transfer talk frenzy and look back at Atlético’s top five players of the 2010/11 campaign before they are all sold off to the highest bidder. Or is it too late already? We present to you our first annual AtléticoFans Player of the Season Award.
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.
Spain U19 have qualified for the Under-19 European Championship to be played in Romania next month. In the final qualifying round they topped a group with Switzerland, Montenegro and England. Also keep track of our South American stars who take part in the Copa America!
Manchester United has confirmed that David de Gea will join the club on July 1st. Sources in Spain confirmed the ‘keeper told his team-mates he wanted to leave Atlético. The news comes barely 24 hours after fellow fan-favourite Sergio Agüero announced via his official website that he was also looking to leave the club. The fee quoted is €20m (£17m).
It was at home. It was Quique Sanchez Flores’ last match at the Vicente Calderón. It was against an already relegated and severely banged-up Hércules side. But…it wasn’t easy. In the end, a spectacular volley by Jose Antonio Reyes sealed Atlético’s spot in next season’s edition of the Europa League–los Rojiblancos’ fifth consecutive qualification for UEFA club competition.
Sergio Agüero, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi all set up accounts prior to the start of the season, mostly to communicate with their fans and post pictures as they’re en route to away games. But since Juanfran’s arrival, Twitter has become the perfect place for supporters to listen in to conversations between Atlético players.