Atlético are currently without a sports director or manager and have been sent into a week-long tailspin with the news of the more than likely departures of fan favourites Sergio Agüero and David de Gea. That’s not keeping the club from putting some pieces together for the 2011-12 campaign though. Piatti and Gabi are set to join following the confirmed signings of Adrián, Miranda and Sílvio.
Following the injury to left-back Nacho Monreal, Osasuna president Patxi Izco called Atlético to inform that Juanfran would not be sold during the winter transfer window. Rojiblanco officials are now racing to find an alternative option to replace the void left by Simao Sabrosa, who leaves to join Besiktas in the new year.
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.