Simeone’s surprising decision generates a stopper at Atlético

After this footballer’s new departure was discussed, the Argentine coach has decided that he will remain in his squad, but this means that there are no more signings in that area or another.

As of today, Atlético de Madrid has closed 5 signings, although one is already known (Antoine Griezmann), but a decision by Simeone has completely closed the doors. He Argentine mister He has ruled that one of the discards that had everything to go out again, does not do so but stays. The determination has generated controversy within the mattress locker roomas this produces a clear plug.

This footballer is the Brazilian Samuel Lino, who joined Atlético last season from Portugal’s Gil Vicente, but was loaned out to Valencia CF. Although his performances at Mestalla were striking, at first Simeone did not count on the carioca. In fact, a new start in loan mode was already planned, but the gaucho coach has stopped the operation.

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Due to his good performances with Valencia CF, Diego Simeone has decided to stay with Samuel Lino.

The effects of Simeone’s decision on Atlético 2023-24

The South American plays as a left winger, where Yannick Carrasco is already there (who will not leave in the end). Rodrigo Riquelme who returned from the loan at Girona FC. Vitolo also back after the loan in Las Palmas, and Thomas Lemar. To this we add the signing of Javi Galán, who, although he is a left-back, plays as an inside player and even on the extreme in the 3-5-2 scheme, widely used by Cholo.

With the above exposed, we deduce that there is a clear overbooking, and that if there are no departures in the next few days, no more signings will arrive. For now, the 53-year-old coach will not back down from his decision to stop the departure of Samuel Lino. And it is that the Argentine coach is convinced that the Brazilian can be a lethal weapon in attack.

The reasons why Simeone chose to stop the departure of Samuel Lino at Atlético

If Valencia CF had had the economic way of keeping the left winger, Rubén Baraja would not think twice. Since the carioca landed in Mestalla, he showed that the Madrid club was not wrong with the signing of him, nor the Che team with the transfer of him. The 23-year-old footballer added 3,161 minutes spread over 41 games, where he scored 8 goals and provided 3 assists.

In addition to playing on the left flank, Samuel Lino also took care of the right flank, sometimes officiating as a second striker a little further behind Cavani. Diego Simeone wants to apply all those characteristics and qualities that the South American developed in the Valencian tactical scheme in his strategy with Atlético de Madrid.

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