Atlético youth product and first team squad member Jorge Pulido may be joining Segunda División side Elche on loan through the end of the season shortly, with Marca claiming an agreement between the two clubs is practically a done deal. The young central defender has made a total of seven appearances so far this season,
As the winter transfer window approaches, the rumour factory is churning out the goodies seemingly by the hour. The latest reports in the Spanish press suggest that young Rayo Vallecano starlet Leo Baptistão is on the verge of signing with Atlético, though the Brazilian would be expected to finish out the season with our Vallecas-based
Atlético landed safely on Colombian soil Monday evening local time and were greeted by the press and residents of the capital city of Bogotá, where the club will play the first of a series of three friendlies in the country on Wednesday evening against local side Millonarios. Just a few hours after the Europa League
Spanish football clubs open their stores and get creative with their bank accounts as the January transfer window has opened. Teams can use the entire month to sign and register new players for the second half of the season. Day-by-day we’ll keep you up to date on the latest juicy transfer rumours.
On Friday both Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano announced the temporary transfer of Jorge Pulido to the Franjirrojos. The canterano will join our neighbours until the end of the season. Puli is highly rated and Atleti made sure not to include an option to purchase the 20-year-old in the loan deal. This season Pulido has
It was at home. It was Quique Sanchez Flores’ last match at the Vicente Calderón. It was against an already relegated and severely banged-up Hércules side. But…it wasn’t easy. In the end, a spectacular volley by Jose Antonio Reyes sealed Atlético’s spot in next season’s edition of the Europa League–los Rojiblancos’ fifth consecutive qualification for UEFA club competition.
Sergio Agüero, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi all set up accounts prior to the start of the season, mostly to communicate with their fans and post pictures as they’re en route to away games. But since Juanfran’s arrival, Twitter has become the perfect place for supporters to listen in to conversations between Atlético players.
MARCA is reporting that Atlético will part ways with Portugese midfielder Tiago at the end of the season. On loan from Juventus since January 2010, the former Chelsea man has reportedly failed to impress and no effort will be made to retain him. According to other news sources, Raul Garcia and Antonio Lopez are set to follow Tiago out of the club.
Next week is the Derbi Madrileño between the first teams, but today the fans got a nice warm-up with two mini derbies between Madrid’s biggest clubs. In the morning the C-teams played to a goalless draw, and early in the afternoon Real Madrid Castilla hosted Atlético Madrid B in what turned out to be a seven-goal thriller.
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.