If the summer at Atlético de Madrid seemed to be quite quiet (26 million euros spent), the Colchoneros’ winter transfer window would not be easy according to the Spanish press this Sunday. Starting with the João Félix file, eager to leave the capital club because Diego Simeone has not been in the plans for a few months (1 start in his last 8 La Liga games). The Portuguese striker has already asked his agent, Jorge Mendes, to find him a base and the red-white club would do everything to get rid of the Lusitanian international with 28 caps (4 goals).
But that’s not all, as Madrid’s sporting management will have to manage other files during the next window of the transfer market. In fact, Belgium international winger Yannick Carrasco no longer wants to stay at Madrid due to a promise broken by his managers who have not offered him an extension when his contract expires in June 2024, according to feel. A “deception” that the 29-year-old Red Devil does not accept, who could leave Atleti asking for just 40 million euros instead of the 60 million euros in his release clause.
Atlético are already preparing for next season
The Spanish daily newspaper AS also evokes the mercato colchonero and the plans of sporting director Andrea Berta in a few weeks. Another expected departure: Brazilian centre-back Felipe (33), who has lost his importance within the workforce. And if the possible long suspension of José Maria Gimenez could finally block his departure, Atlético have already contacted the Turkish central defender from Leicester, Caglar Soyüncü (26), who could join the Spanish champions in 2021 ” sooner or later “, reports the Madrid publication. Mario Hermoso (27), who lacks playing time (8 TCC matches this season), was first announced at departure, but was ultimately supposed to stay with Cívitas Metropolitano.
The residents of the Madrid cave were quick to study the possible ways to compensate for the departures, to which we can add Matheus Cunhas, which he has already announced on his social networks. To strengthen its offensive sector, Atleti would think of the international tricolor of Mönchengladbach Marcus Thuram (25 years old), present at the last World Cup and at the end of the contract next June. Getafe’s Turkish striker Enes Ünal (25) would also be an option to provide competition to Alvaro Morata at the forefront of the attack. With a couple of young players from the academy expected to join the first team, Atlético de Madrid are gradually starting their workforce revolution for next summer…