Atletico is steadily moving along. Slowly but surely they are putting together a team for 2013-2014, which could amount to the highest level of football players in team history. There will be much greater expectations for the team, but they should be able to rise to the occasion. To do this, at the offices of Calderon strive to close in on reinforcements by requesting Simeone. Already official are the signings of Gimenez, the promising Uruguayan central midfielder and Baptistão, the striker whose latest campaign has delighted fans at the Rayo Vallecano. Diego and Toulalan could be next. At least, negotiations at the bank of the Manzanares are indicating as such. Continue reading Atletico already has an agreement with Diego and Toulalan
Radamel Falcao had been deflecting reports for weeks that he would sign with free spending French Ligue 1 team AS Monaco FC. It seems, however, that the money was just too good for the Colombian striker.
Falcao signed a five year €51million deal with the team this weekend, and completed a flurry of moves made by the heavy laden pockets of Monaco club owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev. Falcao took to Twitter to express his excitement. ‘I want to share with you that I will be player of @ASMFC-MONACO next season. I’m eager to start this challenge! I count on you [sic] support!’ Continue reading Falcao snubs Chelsea, Madrid to sign with Monaco
Radamel Falcao deflected reports he would be moving to French Ligue 1 team Monaco leading up to the Copa del Rey final. After securing the win and parading through the streets of Madrid, there’s nothing left other than the team’s last match keeping him from moving there this summer.
Reports say Falcao is set to be moved to Monaco for a five year contract worth €10 million a year, with a €60 million buyout clause. Upon being finalized, it will reportedly be the most lucrative deal signed by any footballer in French club history. It was the expected move by many, even though Falcao continued to point to the remaining years on his contract with Atletico.
Real Madrid centre back Ricardo Carvalho will be joining Falcao in Monaco, as he signed a one year contract with the team today.
Radamel Falcao has had another wonderful season, and capped it off with a stunning Copa del Rey win over Real Madrid last week. His success has made him a target for a number of top name clubs across the European landscape.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said he would understand if the striker left for greener pastures, and wouldn’t hold it against him. “I don’t know anything official yet,” Simeone told Marca. “I have known him since he was a child and I wish him all the best. If he feels that he needs to make a move, I’ll be happy for him. If he stays with us, I’ll be happy too.” Continue reading Diego Simeone behind Falcao, whatever he chooses
Diego Pablo Simeone arrived in December 2011 to take charge of a sunken team full of ghosts. On January 7, 2012, in La Roselda he led the first party of a group of players that came from being eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Segunda B (Albacete) and had come too close to the monster of descent.
Less than a year and a half later, el Cholo has made Atletico Madrid a team that looks nothing like the one he started with. Last season his team recovered to be eliminated so close to the Champions League. Next remained a goal much greater for the club, but one that was much heavier. Continue reading The “Special Three”: Diego Simeone’s incredible transformation of Atletico
Staff, coaches and managers of Atletico Madrid were celebrating Friday’s Copa del Rey title with their fans through the streets of the capital. The bus, which departed the Vicente Calderon stadium past around 5:30 pm with the slogan “Atleti makes you stronger”, made its first stop at the headquarters of the Community of Madrid before going through the city and down to Neptune, where it is expected to finish. Continue reading Today Madrid is red and white