“Non-transferable in the Atlético de Madrid
there are few. Koke, Godin and few more, I would say ”. They are words of Diego Simeone in 2015, referring to the squad players who were untouchable for him at the time. And six years later, the panorama has not changed much for the Argentine coach.
No longer is GodinOf course, he left the club for Italy two summers ago. And his role as non-transferable has taken him Jan Oblak. When Cholo made those statements, the Slovenian had barely been in Madrid for a year. He had won the title a month before, but he did not have the gallons he now looks like, because he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The best for your coach.
There are important players at Atlético, of course. Men like Savic, Carrasco, Llorente or Trippier, for which they have rejected an offer
, are vital at this time to Simeone, and they come very close to that privileged role. But regarding the untouchables, the Cholo he continues to think similar to what he did in 2015. Along that path, Griezmann came to have such status. In fact, he left Atlético for the amount of his termination clause, just like Lucas Hernandez, the exit that has hurt the mattress technician the most since his arrival at Vicente Calderón, back in December 2011.
This is how things are, and although the Metropolitan have already made it clear that the project for the next academic year goes through continuity, it is also true that, like every summer, all the good offers will be heard. Because as happens year after year, from the club they insist on a summer maxim: to sign, you have to sell first.
SAÚL CONDITIONS EVERYTHING
And in these is Atlético now, still pending what happens with Saul, who is seriously considering the possibility of leaving the club with which he has a contract until 2026 and a termination clause of 150 million euros.
The youth squad wants to change of scene, and the entity will help him. The clause will not be required, but an amount according to its level, which despite having fallen in the last year, is still important. If Saúl finally leaves, the main candidate to replace him is From
Paul, from Udinese. A first offer has already been made (20 ‘kilos’ more Nehuén
Perez) which has been rejected by the Italians, who request 40.
Apart from Saúl, who for now conditions everything, Atlético will also try to release players like Vitolo, with a raised chip that does not correspond to his contribution on the field of play. The canary has one year left on his contract and in the last winter market he already chose to stay at the club instead of leaving. In a similar situation he finds himself
. Not for performance, but your departure will be accepted if you leave an acceptable proposal. Vrsaljko you also have many options to go out.
And then there is a group of players who, being important to him Cholo, and not having the transferable poster hanging, yes that offers would be heard. Lemar, Philip or even Gimenez are some of the players who would find themselves in this situation.
Finally, Atlético will also have to figure out what to do with the loans, which could be used to lower the cost of operations in some cases, and so that one more course can be loaned out in others.