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.
It was clear for a couple of days that Juanfran was set to join Atlético, but today the transfer was finally made official. After the winger cleared the medical examination by doctor Villalón, he was presented to the fans and press at the Vicente Calderón.
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.
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.
According to the club’s officials Atlético will not be making any new signings in the January transfer window. That won’t stop the papers from linking us to new players though. We’ve summarised some of this week’s stories, from the realistic to the ridiculous: Most fans agree that Atleti need an offensive reinforcement, so it comes
In yet another devastating injury blow to Atlético, defender Álvaro Domínguez suffered a Grade II or III left ankle sprain in the dying minutes of yesterday’s U-21 clash between Spain and Croatia. The centre-back has been ruled out of our Liga match against Getafe on Saturday and is almost certain to miss our Europa League bout versus Rosenborg next week.
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.
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.
Quique Sánchez Flores has informed central defender Jorge Pulido that he would like to keep him on the first team. Quique has been observing the youngster’s work in pre-season training, and is impressed with what he’s seen thus far.
Ibrahima looks set to follow team-mate Leandro Cabrera to Recreativo Huelva. An agreement was reached with the Andalusian side yesterday, however, the young forward has requested additional time to review other options on the table for him. Several clubs from Romania have shown interest, as well as Sporting Gijón.