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Atletico Madrid open to offers for their players in January, nobody considered ‘untouchable’
This has been a difficult season for Spanish teams, with no less than three teams from La Liga getting eliminated from the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
The list includes Atletico Madrid, who, unlike Barcelona, do not have such a capital inflow to sustain themselves comfortably even after their elimination from the group stages of the Champions League.
According to Jose Luis Guerrero, Atletico Madrid’s elimination has served as a major financial blow to the club. The board believes that the performance this season is not responding to the quality of the team.
Therefore, the club are prepared to sell a few players in order to generate fresh revenue for the upcoming January transfer window. The report states that not even a single player in the club is considered ‘untouchable’, with Atletico Madrid prepared to offload anyone.
This means the club will be willing to study offers for any of their stars in the January transfer window, thus paving the way for players such as Joao Felix and Yannick Carrasco to seek a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano.
Felix, for one, has had a difficult start to the season and has fallen behind in pecking order, as Diego Simeone continues to rely on other options such as Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann. This has led to the frustration of the Portuguese international, who could be more than willing to seek a move elsewhere in January.
Carrasco, too, has failed to continue his solid performances from earlier this season. He has appeared inconsistent while also lacking productivity in the final third.
Felix and Carrasco are not the only players in contention to leave Atletico Madrid in January, with the likes of Mario Hermoso, Rodrigo De Paul and Saul Niguez also staring at an uncertain future at the club.
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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target
Atletico Madrid are interested in Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and want to fight for his signing in the summer, according to a report from Javi Gomara of Mundo Deportivo. The 26-year-old is also a transfer target for FC Barcelona and several clubs in the Premier League.
Amrabat burst into the limelight after enjoying a stunning run at the FIFA World Cup 2022, during which he helped Morocco reach the semi-finals. The midfielder was heavily linked with an exit in January, with Barcelona, Atletico and several other clubs linked.
However, a move did not materialise and he remained at Fiorentina. However, with his contract expiring next year, the Moroccan international could be on his way out in the summer, even though the Italian outfit are trying to tie him down with a new contract.
And, as per the report, Atletico Madrid are ready to fight for his signing in the summer. The report states that Amrabat is a player that is very well-liked by the Rojiblancos and would be an important cog in Diego Simeone’s side if they sign him.
Amrabat will be playing at the Civitas Metropolitano tonight, with Atletico’s home ground hosting a friendly between Morocco and Peru. And the Colchoneros dream of making the stadium the 26-year-old’s permanent home from next season.
The report adds that the Moroccan international himself would be ‘delighted’ to join the club. After all, he did speak highly of Simeone and Atleti during the World Cup, when he said:
“He has coached Atletico Madrid for many years. I like his style of play. He has won a lot and I have a lot of respect for him. The players in his team are physically strong and aggressive. I like to play that way.”
Atletico Madrid have been linked with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos, but hold no interest in him. Instead, they wish to sign a player of Amrabat’s profile and quality. However, the 26-year-old will not come cheap as Fiorentina will demand a €40 million fee for him.
Beyond that, the interest of Barcelona and other clubs in the Premier League would also be a roadblock for the Spanish capital club.