Connect with us

Atletico Madrid News

Atletico Madrid yet to register French forward with La Liga



Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

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.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Atletico Madrid News

Atletico Madrid midfielder on the derby against Real Madrid: “Very difficult to beat them”



Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

Following a 1-1 draw in their Champions League opener against Lazio, Atletico Madrid will shift all their attention to La Liga, as they brace themselves for the derby against Real Madrid this weekend.

Heading into this game, Atleti midfielder Marcos Llorente spoke about Real Madrid’s quality and Atletico Madrid’s chances of squeezing all three points from this iconic derby.

Llorente on Madrid derby

“The sensations are good. The team is very good, the other day we played a great game despite ending up drawing. I really think that the team did a great job that must be maintained for this match,” Llorente said in an interview with Diario AS.

When asked whether or not Real Madrid being tagged as favourites could aid Atleti, the midfielder said, “Honestly, it neither motivates me nor demotivates me. We simply have to do what we work on during the week, what the coach asks of us.”

Llorente stressed the importance of the game, adding, “It is a great rival we have in front of us, they are having a very good start to the season and that motivates me and everyone to try to play a good game.”

Real Madrid is a great club, they have great players and it is very difficult to beat them. I think we have competed, we have also achieved several draws, but in the end, either you go out one hundred percent and do things very, very well or it is difficult to beat them,” he added.

A former member of the Real Madrid youth academy, Llorente joined Atletico Madrid in 2019. Since then, he has racked up over 150 competitive appearances for Los Colchoneros.

Llorente, though, said he feels no sense of vindication when he performs well against his former team.

“No. In the end, it’s been many years since I left there and I’m at Atlético. Perhaps in the first years, those types of feelings and sensations can arise, but today they no longer do,” he said.

Marcos Llorente confident of Atletico Madrid’s chances ahead of the derby (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Llorente on Vinicius, Koke & Bellingham

The Atletico Madrid star went on to talk about other aspects of the game, including the fact that his team had one less player every time they faced Real Madrid last season.

“I have zero worries. These are things that are not in our remit, that escape our hands. We play football, the referees referee and those who have to decide decide,” he said.

Llorente, in fact, said that the return of Koke could be a real boost for Atleti. “It is always good that Koke is with us, both on the field and in the day-to-day life of the game,” he said.

“Beyond the grass. The support he gives, the advice he gives us, his experience. it is always important to have him and it is great news that he is already training with us,” he added.

Talking about the absence of Vinicius Junior and the form of Jude Bellingham, Llorente said, “Well, you have to be careful with everyone. All Real Madrid players are very good and can make a difference at any moment of the game. Bellingham is having a great start and we have to take that into account and be very focused.”

Finally, Marcos Llorente put out a message for all the Atletico Madrid fans, claiming their support ahead of this crucial encounter this weekend.

“It will be a full house as always. We don’t have to tell them anything, they know the importance of this match for Atlético, we know that they never fail, they are always supporting us and we count on them,” he said.

Continue Reading