Carrasco and the long shadow of Samuel Lino

Carrasco does not straighten the course. The Atlético footballer has passed without pain or glory for him world and the Belgian needs to improve his performance in a season that is being fateful for him. Neither with his team nor with his selection has it been what was expected at this start of the 2022-23 campaign. And the expectations not are good for the Belgian, who has been losing his status as an indisputable player for Cholo. Y Samuel Linen, the footballer than the Atlético has yielded to Valencia, appears on the horizon as future for the next exercise. Simeone needs the best carrasco for a second part of the year with many challenges ahead.

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Carrasco did not finish off on goal and only performed a dribble in all three games who disputed in the world Cup. Something unthinkable for a player of his quality. Atlético hoped that Carrasco could revalue after the World Cup, but it has not been like that. Rather on the contrary. At the age of 29, he has a contract with the Madrid club until 2024 and his future is somewhat up in the air. Your clause of termination is 60 million and Atlético will listen to offers for him.

the belgian had a great performance two seasons ago when the Atlético took the league title. Last season his performance dropped and now his contribution to the team has passed to a background. In this campaign he has contested 13 encounters from LaLiga, with a goal (against Celta), and six of Champions, also with a goal (against Leverkusen). Figures also well below what the Belgian can offer, whose polyvalence he fell in love with Simeone. The Argentine coach placed him as extremeWhat second front and even as winger. And he complied. But without freshness and without overflow, he is not an unbalancing player.

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Sales to balance the accounts

carrasco He has gone from being a valued footballer sought after by some of the greats of European football to be one more within Simeone’s group. Tottenham he was Very interested in his signing, although finally did not materialize his departure. Atlético always kept the same position: Carrasco does not come out.

But Atlético will have to sell players for balance your accounts for the European elimination. Carrasco could leave and Atlético would have their substitute at home: Samuel Linen, on loan at Valencia. Lino, a Brazilian, is being one of the top of Valencian group and it seems clear that his destination, sooner or later, is the Metropolitan.

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Carrasco has 238 games with Atlético, with 39 goals and 30 assists. In his first stage he spent two and a half seasons. He came from Monaco and Atlético paid 20 million. Subsequently marched to china Y Return in the winter market of the season 2019-20. After passing through Chinese football, he offered a magnificent level and he gave the keys for which he was vital for the league title. “Am much more mature”. Now, that maturity has to help him to overcome the big hole in which he is involved.

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