El Granada, one of Arias’s suitors

Santiago Arias returned to Atlético this summer after his unfortunate handover to Bayer Leverkusen. The Colombian, who suffered a fibula fracture and ankle damage to his left ankle, lived a year to forget. When at the beginning of October 2020, the coffee grower was injured with his team playing against Venezuela, began an ordeal with a second operation. This summer, when he returned to enjoy his first minutes with Atlético in the Burgo de Osma friendly against the Numantia, began a new stage.

Now, with the competition already started and the market closing around the corner, both the footballer and Atlético are looking for a way out that allows them to feel like a player again. The Arias cartel has not decreased despite the almost complete season of inactivity. There are several teams that have asked about him in these weeks and his possible transfer should be finalized as soon as possible. The proposal that seems to gain more strength would be that of grenade. The Nasrid team needs to reinforce the right side since Robert Moreno only seems to have Foulquier. Víctor Díaz and Quini do not finish convincing the former coach.

The arrival of Arias could alleviate the problems on that side and at the same time free Atlético from an extra-community position. With the departure of Arias and the confirmation of Nehuén Pérez to Udinese, the rojiblancos would have a clear path for the inscription of Cunha. Curiously, Nehuén Pérez was the last movement between rojiblancos teams. The Argentine played last season under the orders of Diego Martinez. While his future is being resolved, the Colombian continues to work on the sidelines due to some discomfort that he has dragged on since the last preseason friendly.

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