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Atletico Madrid winger rejected a 25% salary increase in the past, unhappy with club



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Atletico Madrid’s 29-year-old winger Yannick Carrasco is unhappy with the team after they allegedly failed to keep their economic promises, reports Spanish publication MARCA.

The outlet claims that the player has told the people around him that the Rojiblancos have not fulfilled some major commitments regarding an improved contract offer. 

The major thing to note here is that Carrasco has not signed a new contract since his permanent signing by Atletico in 2020 after a stint in China. Back then, the club offered the winger a contract till 2024.

Now, according to the aforementioned outlet, Atletico offered him an improvement of 25% net until 2024 after the 2020/21 season when he starred in the Colchoneros’ La Liga title-winning campaign.

The player too was eager to sign a new deal as it would have potentially been the final major deal of his career and he intended to commit himself to Atletico.

However, Carrasco rejected the offer made by the Rojiblancos as he did not deem it to be good enough. The proposal also included a bonus if the team qualified for the Champions League, which, in all fairness, was rather easy to achieve.

Carrasco, represented by Pini Zahavi, rejected the improved offer as he felt he deserved more. In short words, he was of the idea that he deserved a larger improvement that would take him on level terms with players like Koke and Saul Niguez.

And now that he feels that the Spanish giants are not keeping their promise, he wants to leave Atletico.

The Rojiblancos, for their part, are in desperate need of some cash and they would not stand in his way if the offer matches their €40 million valuation of the player.

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Atletico Madrid ‘want to fight’ for the signing of €40m Barcelona midfield target



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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.

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