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Atlético Madrid: The Fight For The Top

Started on 20 July 2013 by Jack
Latest Reply on 7 August 2013 by Jack
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Míchel after 2 superstars?

Spanish football magazine Marca has reported that current Liga BBVA champions Atlético Madrid are looking for the signature of Argentinian striker Lionel Messi and Spanish no.1 'keeper Iker Casillas. This means 2 other players could be on the way out for Atlético Madrid with the possibility's being German 'keeper Marc-André ter Stegen who is currently being looked at by German giants FC Bayern Munich and David Villa who was last seasons top scorer in Liga BBVA with 36 goals coming from 35 games which certainly caught the eye of many top clubs around the world. Another possible departure is former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who hasn't had much of a game since arriving for £12.5M from BVB. Lionel Messi's deal could certainly happen but his wages would be sky-high with rumours around £350,000 a week being shouted around but Iker Casillas' deal looks unlikely with Real Madrid being major rivals with Atlético Madrid especially after they won the league, it wouldn't be ideal for them to sell their number 1 goalkeeper to their biggest title and town rivals.

That would be incredible if you managed to snap up both :)

Red Bull: We will fund "Dream Team"

Red Bull's Head of Sponsorship has announced that the energy drink giants are prepared to invest in a "Dream Team" at Atlético Madrid who are sponsored by Red Bull. Nobody knows which players will be included in the "Dream Team" but Red Bull and Atlético Madrid have met up over this and created a shortlist of the squad which they are hoping to have by 31st of August 2014, surprisingly the two have publicly read out their shortlist of players, they are here as follows:

GK: David De Gea (Currently playing for At. Madrid)
Thibaut Courtois (Currently playing for At. Madrid)

RB: Dani Alves (Currently playing for Barcelona)
César Azpilicueta (Currently playing for Chelsea)

LB: David Alaba (Currently playing for Man Utd)
Jordi Alba (Currently playing for Barcelona)

CB: Mats Hummels (Currently playing for Borussia Dortmund)
Thiago Silva (Currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain)
Gerard Pique (Currently playing for Barcelona)
Vincent Kompany (Currently playing for Man City)

CM: Thiago (Currently playing for At. Madrid)
Andrés Iniesta (Currently playing for Barcelona)
Joao Moutinho (Currently playing for At. Madrid)
Arturo Vidal (Currently playing for Arsenal)
Cesc Fábregas (Currently playing for Barcelona)
Ilkay Gundogan (Currently playing for Borussia Dortmund)

ST: Robert Lewandowski (Currently playing for At. Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Currently playing for Barcelona)
Sergio Aguero (Currently playing for Man City)
Luis Suárez (Currently playing for Liverpool)
Radamel Falcao (Currently playing for AS Monaco)
Mario Balotelli (Currently playing for A.C. Milan)

Here are what the team would look like in a starting 11:

September-December: Disappointing

The first half of the season has been very poor. We were predicted to come 2nd but we want to retain our title, we have many signings lined up for January and I'm hoping that will turn our dire performances into entertaining ones. I'm also looking to call back one of our outgoing loanees, possibly Lacazette who has been on great form at Benfica so far, making 18 appearances and scoring 10 goals and I am looking to offload a lot of players in January to even the squad out.

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