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Atletico Madrid consider selling misfiring striker in January, could accept €35 million offers

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It is no secret that Atletico Madrid’s shock elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stages is set to have major repercussions on the squad, ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.

The club must recoup the lost revenue by selling some of their star players. And according to GOAL, one such player could be Matheus Cunha.

Formerly of Hertha Berlin, Cunha joined Atleti last year for a fee of around ̉€26 million. The attacker had a positive start to his career in Spain as well, having been involved in 12 goals in La Liga, even though his form disappeared during the latter stage of the 2021/22 season.

Cunha’s struggles have continued in the new campaign, where the forward has not been able to carve out minutes for himself. Indeed, he has failed to even muster 400 minutes of league football this term and is yet to even score a single goal in any competition.

In light of Cunha’s struggles, Atletico Madrid are studying the possibility of offloading him in the January transfer window, reports Goal. The forward was courted by clubs like Manchester United earlier in the summer, but the move did not materialise as the player wanted to remain at Atleti.

That may change in January, when Cunha, having fallen behind the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix in the pecking order, could look for a move elsewhere in order to revive his career, especially after failing to make the cut to Brazil squad for the World Cup.

The report suggests Atletico Madrid themselves could fancy the sale of the Brazilian international. They could consider offers in the region of €35 million, even though the player has a release clause worth €100 million.

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  1. Dan Burcea

    November 9, 2022 at 7:09 am

    I think that the first to be sold is Morata!

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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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