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Atletico Madrid 2021/22 top-scorer open to exit in search of game-time



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The perks of being a top-level footballer are plenty, ranging from high dollar payslips to worldwide name and fame. However, all that often means little if not accompanied by the elementary joy of playing the game day in and day out.

That is the situation Angel Correa finds himself in at Atletico Madrid. Since his arrival in 2015, the Argentine forward has made over 300 appearances for Los Rojiblancos. However, he only played 1872 minutes in the league this season, a steep fall from his 2400 minutes last season.

According to reports from MARCA, the 27-year-old has opened the door to a possible departure in the coming summer as he desires a higher ranking role. However, Atletico Madrid’s steep demands make such an operation difficult to execute.

The news is surprising, for the player recently penned an extension with the club. It was only in January that Corra committed another 4.5 years at the Wanda Metropolitano.

In 36 appearances for the Madrid based side in the league this season, the Argentine scored 12 goals and provided five assists. He averaged 0.7 key passes per game and created 6 big chances.

In fact, it was Correa’s goal that gave Diego Simeone’s side the win against Real Sociedad on the final matchday.

Back in January, several Premier League clubs were said to be interested in signing Correa. However, the player snubbed the offers and opted to continue in Spain.

Now, it remains to be seen if the same clubs continue to pursue his signature given his intention to change scenery.

With Luis Suarez’s departure from the club already confirmed, Correa’s transfer could leave Simeone’s side understaffed in the forward department. That said, the club’s reluctance to sell the Argentine is understandable.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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