The bombshell that Kun Agüero dropped on us wasn’t the only bad news for Atlético yesterday. The club had approached Toni Muñoz and Kiko with job offers, but the two former players turned down positions at the club.
Quique Sánchez Flores is growing increasingly concerned about the excess of players on his squad, especially considering the imminent clash with Inter little over a week away. Shortly after the conclusion of the 2009-10 campaign, Quique submitted his list of ruled out players for the 2010-11 season. Despite having been presented the coach’s list months in advance, Sporting Director Jesús García Pitarch has been largely ineffective at closing out relocation deals.
It has been made abundantly clear throughout pre-season that Diego Costa is Quique’s top choice as the team’s third striker. The Brazilian forward, who showed great promise early last season before a precipitous decline in his performance in the second half of his campaign at Valladolid, has dazzled coaches and fans alike these past few