It was in 2014 when Atletico Madrid defied all odds to reach the second UEFA Champions League Final in their history and all that success was credited with the hard work of the Players along with the charisma and mastery of Diego Simeone.
It was a moment where everyone thought that the fate will change for the other Madrid club but what came afterwards was an utter heartbreak for the Atletico fans as they were defeated by Real Madrid in the final and it was followed by Massive Exodus in which their star players went for the Greener pastures one by one. The fans were disgusted from this approach by the club and same was the case with the manger but after two years it looks like the Atletico Management is finally backing their Manager so that they can claim the title of Champions league that has eluded them thrice.
Keeping the best they have
What Atletico have successfully done this time is to keep hold on to the players that were stars for them in the last season. The most notable name among those stars is Ace Attacker Antoine Griezmann. His 32 goals season was clear testament of the tremendous success he achieved last season but unlike Radamel Falco and Diego Costa, the Atletico management did not sell Griezmann. This could be a game changer for them next season as he can level up his performance from last time around.
Splashing the cash
One more thing Atletico have done in this summer transfer window is that they have spent cash not on some relatively unknown players but have splashed big money on some proven entities. The arrival of Nicolas Gaitan and Kevin Gamerio will definitely strengthen the La Rojas as they would lessen the burden over the shoulders of Griezmann which at the end of the day will be win-win situation for Atletico Madrid.
Hungry for more
Though Atletico have spent ₤ 60+ million on the players till date in this summer window but they are not stopping as they are still in for few more players that they have profiled as their targets. They have top transfer targets that include their very own Diego Costa. If everything goes according to the plan than this could be the beginning of a new ERA for the Diego Simeone’s men and who knows they are finally able to get hands on the trophy that they have lost twice in the dying moments.
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