“I am now a City player. I’m happy to be at this club and in this city. Thanks everyone for the welcome and the reception!” Those were the words of Sergio Aguero, the former Atlético Madrid idol, who late Wednesday evening confirmed, via Twitter, that his move to Manchester City was complete. The same platform he used to drop the bomb on Atleti supporters in late May that he was ready to abandon the Vicente Calderón.
The Copa América group stage went out with a bang after a wild 12 goal Wednesday night that brought the quarter-final fixtures of the South American competition into focus. All five of our Rojiblancos taking part in the tournament made it safely through to the knockout phase with their respective national teams.
Some Atlético supporters were starting to believe striker Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero was mulling over the idea of remaining at Atleti, despite publicly announcing back on May 23rd that he was ready for a change of scenery. On Wednesday, the Argentina international definitively dispelled doubts about his future at the Vicente Calderón. “It is clear, I will not be returning to Atlético,” Kun told ESPN.
The Sergio Agüero dilemma has proved challenging for Atlético’s new sporting director Jose Luis Caminero. It’s been over a month since Caminero promised to convince Kun to stay, but the sporting director admitted on Monday that he hasn’t talked to Agüero yet. This delay is costing us quality reinforcements, claims Martin Rosenow.
By now, all Atletico fans will be aware that Sergio Aguero is a wanted man. The want away Argentina international has attracted the interest of many top clubs since making his intentions to leave the Vicente Calderon clear. Aguero believes he could progress his career better elsewhere. Tom Pollock lays out all the reasons why he feels Kun might reconsider and end up staying at the Vicente Calderón.
The second round of Copa América group play kicked off with a clash between Argentina and Colombia, pitting Rojiblancos Perea and Agüero. Elias’ Brazil faced off against Paraguay, and Forlán and Godín’s Uruguay took on Chile. In this feature, we look back at our boys’ participation in this round of the South American competition.
Atlético has a number of South Americans currently in Argentina, participating in the Copa América that kicked off last week. The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) tournament takes place every four years and includes 10 nations from the continent, along with two special invitees from other FIFA confederations. After the first round of action, Atleti
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.
Atlético right back Tomas Ujfalusi, speaking to Italian radio network Sportiva, admitted he and team-mates have known for some time now that striker Sergio Agüero planned to leave Atleti this summer. While Kun continues to insist he has not chosen his next team yet, the former Czech international revealed what Rojiblanco supporters would consider their worst nightmare: that their once-dearly beloved Kun has been seduced by the dark side.