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Atletico Madrid yet to register French forward with La Liga



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One of the key talking points of the current transfer window has been the difficulty faced by La Liga clubs in registering new signings. The strict salary limit imposed by the club has complicated the procedure, forcing many clubs to sell players.

Barcelona are the club most affected by the new implementation because of their high wage bill. However, Atletico Madrid are not completely free from this problem either.

According to reports from Javi Gomez, Los Rojiblancos have registered all but one of their players for the upcoming season. The exception being Barcelona loanee Antoine Griezmann.

Nevertheless, the club and La Liga are confident that there will be no problem with the Frenchman’s registration. The procedure will be completed in the coming days, before Atletico Madrid’s opener against Getafe.

While Felipe has also not been registered, the Brazilian faces a more significant problem as his contract extension has not yet been announced. The 33-year-old’s deal was supposed to be automatically renewed based on the number of appearances, but an official confirmation is pending.

Atletico Madrid must now look to generate revenue to ensure Griezmann’s registration. This can be done through player sales, wage reductions or other such levers.

The Frenchman moved to Wanda Metropolitano on a two-season loan from Barcelona last year. In his first year back under Simeone, Griezmann made 29 appearances, scoring three goals and providing four assists in the process.

Atletico Madrid’s domestic campaign begins on August 15th when they take on Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Needless to say, the club will be keen to register their star forward well before the opener.

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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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