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Atletico Madrid winger staring at an uncertain future with January window looming



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Yannick Carrasco has been one of the biggest disappointments at Atletico Madrid over the past few months or so.

Once revered as one of the most important players in the squad, the Belgian international has become nothing more than a liability in the current setup, with the attacker often struggling with form throughout this season.

Carrasco’s poor performances have reflected in his status in the team, as the player has started in only eight league matches this season, scoring only once.

Even in the World Cup, his performances were underwhelming. He could only make two appearances in the tournament for Belgium, who grossly underperformed and were knocked out of the group stages.

His struggles have led to questions about his future, with a recent report from MARCA suggesting that Carrasco may even leave Atletico Madrid in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Belgian’s current contract at Wanda Metropolitano does not expire until 2024. He reportedly has a release clause worth €60 million embedded in the deal. The club, therefore, are facing an uphill task to get rid of the attacker, knowing very few clubs will be willing to pay that amount.

In any case, Atletico are believed to be open to considering offers for Carrasco in January and may even sanction a sale if any good offer comes across. The Belgian, after all, has not been listed among the club’s most important players that could become the future core of the team.

Carrasco, for his part, had declined a couple of offers from the Premier League in the summer. But his stance has shifted to an extent, and with the January market just around the corner, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the versatile winger.

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Atletico Madrid monitoring teenage striker with €40 million release clause – Romano



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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid are among the clubs monitoring the progress of UD Almeria striker Marciano Sanca.

The 19-year-old Guinea-Bissau forward joined Almeria from Portuguese outfit Leixoes in January last year, linking up with the club’s B team.

Marciano has made three league appearances Almeria’s reserve team and has not scored a goal yet. The teenager has been training with the first-team setup regularly and Romano claims that he is close to making his debut in La Liga.

While he might not have made a splash at the senior level yet, Marciano seems to be already gathering admirers with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Brighton & Hove Albion said to be tracking the youngster.

Los Rojiblancos are set to enter the market for a new centre-forward as Joao Felix is expected to be sold permanently while Alvaro Morata’s future is also not entirely certain.

So even though Diego Simeone has Memphis Depay, Angel Correa, and Morata at his disposal, Atletico Madrid will dive into the market for a new striker with there being links to Mateo Retegui of Boca Juniors, currently on loan at Tigre.

Now, Marciano has also emerged as a potential target or Atletico Madrid, although signing him will not be easy in the summer.

Even though the 19-year-old’s contract expires in 2024, he is bound by a release clause worth €40 million and Almeria intend to keep him at the club beyond this season.

So, the La Liga club might hold out for the entire release clause amount in order to stave off potential suitors like Atletico Madrid, who are not in a position to make such an investment on an unproven youngster.

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