Following the exit of several star names over the summer, much has been made of Atlético in particular in front of goal this season, with many quick to judge our new signings and point the finger at the team’s apparent inability to score and make chances from open play. Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrián
Atletico Madrid are desperate to atone for losing their initial Champions League group stage game against Olympiakos when they take on Italian champions Juventus at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night. Juventus began their Champions League run with a 2 nil home win against Swedish side Malmo FF at home. The Italians have started the
According to Spanish paper AS, Atlético central defender Diego Godín is on both Juventus’ and Chelsea’s wish lists for the upcoming winter transfer window. The Uruguayan, who arrived at Atleti from Villarreal in the summer of 2010, has only featured in three of our 12 encounters this season in all competitions.
The editors of reliable Spanish sports blog SportYou reported on Monday that wonder striker Sergio Agüero recently told Atlético general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, in an “informal conversation”, that he was ready to leave the club. Juventus are said to be among the most interested in acquiring the Rojiblanco star, and the striker’s agents met with Bianconeri officials in Turin in order to discuss a possible deal.
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%.
The Tiago saga appears to be nearing its conclusion, as we have formalised the €4.5m deal with Juventus for the transfer of the midfielder. If the Portuguese national finally decides to leave Turin, it will only be to play for Atlético. Juve officials have informed the player that he is not in their plans for the upcoming campaign. Tiago must now either take a pay-cut and sign for Atlético, or watch the coming Serie A season from the stands.
Tiago, the versatile Portuguese midfielder who was loaned out to Atlético for the second half of last season by Juventus, continues to weigh up his options – but the clock is ticking. The Bianconeri have reportedly ordered the 29-year old to return to Turin by Sunday, in an apparent effort to force his hand. The player is still reluctant to take a pay-cut to return to Madrid.
In what looks like a story that’s going to drag on until at least the end of the summer, Enrique Cerezo said yesterday that there had been no contact from Juventus regarding Diego Forlan. The Uruguayan, who enjoyed a tremendous World Cup, picking up the Golden Ball award as the best player in South Africa,
Atlético Madrid and Juventus have reached an agreement for Tiago. The Italians would receive €5.5million, but the Portuguese midfielder is hesitant to take a pay cut. Atlético has offered Tiago an annual salary of €1.2m to the 29-year old, while the midfielder is currently earning €2.8m. It is well known that we are trying to