There are less than three weeks for Atlético, League champion, he will debut in a tournament in which he will have the requirement of defend the crown and fight to repeat the great success achieved in Valladolid on May 22. More than two months later the rojiblancos are still working to outline the squad that Simeone will have for the challenge.
With Andrea Berta, sports director, head of operations several issues remain to be polished in an Atlético that gradually recovers the internationals who defended their national teams in the Eurocup and the Copa América. Meanwhile, the Italian tries to solve the pending duties while communicating almost daily with a Cholo who needs to have his troops as soon as possible for the season.
The signing of 9: Griezmann … or another
The objective, rather dream, is to recover Griezmann, Simeone’s desire to reinforce a plot that would give a clear leap in quality with the arrival of the still Barça footballer. It will not be easy, in any case, to end up repatriating the French, so in the offices of the Metropolitan work is done for the arrival of another 9. This is where the assignment formula with purchase option (like Dembélé last year) and where movements in other clubs are expected to enable a tip capable of complementing the untouchable Luis Suárez.
The Saul’s march has become one of the keys to the market at Atlético. The canterano opened the melon of his march and both Atlético and El Cholo want this chapter to be closed sooner. He was close with the possible exchange with Griezmann and now it is the Premier who has taken the initiative to unblock an uncomfortable situation for all parties. Liverpool and Manchester United They seem the best placed to convince the rojiblancos with an offer that ends Saúl’s career in the Metropolitano.
Oblak’s teammate in goal
First Ivo Grbic asked for a loan to dispute the minutes that were denied, and will deny, with Oblak ahead. Then, the option of staying one more course supported by Berta’s own commitment was considered. Now, as MARCA told last Saturday, a sale is raised to get money and go to the market in search of a guarantee goal to live with Oblak. Be that as it may, Atlético has not just closed the goalkeeper who will be second and will only play the Copa del Rey except for the Slovenian’s physical setback.
Take out a side between Arias or Vrsaljko
Like a year ago, Atlético has three right sides. The untouchable Trippier, the one that hardly counts, Vrsaljko, and the recovered, Arias. The Colombian is the one with the most ballots to leave again the entity before the good poster that he continues to have despite his very serious injury, which prevented him from succeeding in his assignment at Bayer Leverkusen. In any case, it is not ruled out that Sime will also leave before facing what is the last year of his contract with the rojiblancos. Then, the Athletic Direction of the Athletic one would go to the market to look for a replacement of guarantees to Trippier.
Looking for assignments to young people you don’t have
Andrea Berta, with the last reconstruction of the quarry, is also the head of the subsidiary. Hence, I have work to place many of the players who are now under Cholo’s orders but who will not stay in the first team or want to do so in the subsidiary after the last relegation. Some of them (Camello, Roro, Soriano, Montero or Valera) have plenty of status to find accommodation in First or Second, a job that Berta must finish outlining, as well as the new assignments of Saponjic and Manu Sanchez. More work for the Italian, to whom the tasks accumulate three weeks before the start of LaLiga.