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: 2019 06 29 Alvaro Morata has been assured that Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid want to keep hold of him amid concerns the striker might be forced to return to Chelsea this summer

2019 07 01 Retrieve

[Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of former Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on a three-year deal] FC Internazionale Milano announces that a contract has been agreed with Diego Godin that will run until 30 June 2022

: 2019 07 01b Nelson Semedo may hold the key to Barcelona’s summer pursuit of both Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. However, another option for Barca exists if they want to get Griezmann over the line without paying the entire release clause. That option is including Semedo in a swap deal with Atletico

: 2019 07 01c Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins has completed a permanent transfer to Monaco after spending the second half of last season on loan with the Ligue 1 outfit

: 2019 07 01d When Antoine Griezmann’s named was called out by the stadium announcer ahead of Atletico Madrid’s must-win Liga visit to Barcelona in April, the Camp Nou crowd responded with boos. Once the action got under way, the forward’s every touch was whistled. Then, when he went to take a corner early in the second half, the north stand really made their feelings towards him known, unanimously bellowing: ‘Griezmann, you bast*rd, get out of Camp Nou!’. All we were missing was a pig’s head. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was hit hardest by Griezmann’s U-turn; the World Cup winner was meant to be his stellar summer signing. Instead, he was left embarrassed, weakened, by the whole affair. Bartomeu is the sole driving force behind the deal, which has been greeted with bemusement by some fans, and outrage by others

2019 07 03 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid have released a statement confirming that Manchester City have activated Rodri’s €70 million release clause] The representative of the player and representatives of the English club appeared at La Liga headquarters to exercise the rescission clause. Manchester City has deposited the amount of the termination clause on behalf of the player. In this way, the player has unilaterally terminated the employment contract that bound him to our club until June 30, 2023

: 2019 07 03b After joining from FC Porto for €20 million, new recruit Felipe is not concerned about filling Diego Godin’s boots at Atletico Madrid.

2019 07 03c Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera after agreeing terms with the 29-year-old. Herrera is expected to be unveiled as a Rojiblanco player on Thursday after the former Porto man put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract] With this incorporation we strengthen our link with Mexico. After signing an agreement with Atlético de San Luis, our sister club in 2017, one of the most talented players in the country arrives, narrowing the affective link between Atletico de Madrid and Mexico even more. For all this, we welcome Hector Herrera to the family and wish him all the luck in his new home. With the arrival of Herrera, we incorporate a strong, skillful midfielder with quality. He is also a player with great experience in the Champions League. In his six seasons at Do Dragao he has played a total of 41 duels in the top European competition

: 2019 07 03d Atletico Madrid chose to announce the signing of Benfica starlet Joao Felix on Wednesday in a very particular way. Atletico took the former Benfica forward to the National Museum of the Prado, located in Madrid, and recorded a video in which the footballer and art are both central figures

: 2019 07 04 Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Rodri from Atletico Madrid for a club-record transfer fee of €70 million

2019 07 05 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid have hit back at Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu with a scathing statement registering the club’s ‘disgust’ at how the Catalans and Antoine Griezmann have conducted themselves] On May 14 Antoine Griezmann told Miguel Angel Gil, Diego Simeone and Andrea Berta of his decision to leave the club at the end of the season. In the days following that meeting Atletico were made aware that Barcelona and the player had reached a deal back in March, just after the second leg of our Champions League game against Juventus, and that they had been negotiating the terms of the deal since mid-February.

With regards to President Bartomeu’s declarations today, we want to make clear that it is true a meeting took place yesterday between Miguel Angel Gil and Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau, at Barcelona’s request; and that in said meeting Mr Grau made known his intention to, once the release clause in Antoine Griezmann’s contract has been modified from €200 to €120 million, ask for a delay in the payment of the above amount in the clause, valid from July 1.

Obviously Atletico Madrid’s answer was negative, understanding that both Barcelona and the player have disrespected Atletico Madrid and all their fans. As a consequence, today Atletico Madid have ordered the player, his sister in her capacity as his agent and his lawyer, that Antoine Griezmann must present himself on Sunday at the club to begin pre-season with the rest of his team-mates, in compliance with his contractual obligations. By way of this statement Atletico Madrid wish to express their deepest disgust at the behaviour of both parties, especially Barcelona, for having induced a player to break his contract with Atletico Madrid at a point in the season where the club was fighting not just for the Champions League against Juventus, but also La Liga itself against none other than Barcelona, something that we consider contravenes the established negotiation periods with players and distorts the basic rules that ensure the integrity of all sporting competition, as well as causing enormous damage to our club and our millions of fans

2019 07 06 Retrieve

[Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid regarding the permanent sale of Alvaro Morata to the La Liga giants] Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have reached an agreement over the transfer of Alvaro Morata from July 1, 2020. The Spanish striker will play at our club on loan this season, as was agreed when he joined Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, and the move will become permanent at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. Morata made his debut at our club on February 3 against Betis. Since then, the Spaniard has played 17 games and scored six goals

: 2019 07 10 Atletico Madrid revealed that Barca and Griezmann connived in March to agree to personal terms having been in contact since the month previous. They announced their rejection of Barca’s offer and demanded Griezmann show up to their pre-season programme set for Sunday evening. The World Cup winner was instead pictured on board a yacht off Ibiza, sipping a bottle of beer with - seemingly - not a care in the world. A representative cited ‘emotional stress’ and a legally-mandated 30-day holiday period as the reasons behind his stayaway. Coincidentally, Neymar pulled the same ruse just 24 hours later with PSG not happy about their star turn failing to report for duty

: 2019 07 11 Atletico Madrid have signed Serbia Under-21 striker Ivan Saponjic from Benfica on a three-year contract

: 2019 07 12 Barcelona have officially announced the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, with the French forward putting pen-to-paper after the Blaugrana paid his full €120m release clause

2019 07 12b Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid have released an official statement outlining their intention to open legal proceedings regarding Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona] Antoine Griezmann, represented by his lawyer, appeared at the headquarters of Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) to terminate the contract that bound the player to Atletico Madrid, with Barcelona having deposited the amount of €120 million on behalf of the player. Atletico Madrid believes that the amount deposited to meet the termination clause is insufficient, since it is obvious that the agreement between the player and Barcelona was reached before the aforementioned clause was reduced from 200 to 120 million euros.

It was also prior to the date on which the clause was modified that the player announced that he would be leaving the club (May 14). Atletico Madrid believes that the termination of the contract occurred before the end of last season due to events, acts and demonstrations carried out by the player and that is why we have already started the procedures we consider appropriate for the legitimate defence of our rights and interests

2019 07 12c Retrieve

[Atletico contend the France international agreed terms with Barca before his clause dropped on July 1 and thus they are entitled to the €200m figure. Griezmann’s former club released a statement Friday indicating they will take legal action to recoup that fee] Atletico Madrid believes the termination of the contract occurred before the end of last season due to events, acts and demonstrations carried out by the player and that is why it [the club] has already started procedures it considers appropriate for the defence of its rights and legitimate interests

2019 07 16 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid believe the agreement has been in place since March, and made clear their disgust with both Barcelona and Griezmann. Barcelona are confident there is no evidence of such an agreement taking place. Josep Maria Bartomeu says] We contacted Griezmann after he made the video saying goodbye to the fans, there was nothing in March

2019 07 17 Retrieve

[Tottenham’s England full-back Kieran Trippier has completed a move to Atletico Madrid] Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have come to an agreement for the transfer of Kieran Trippier. The English player, 28, has signed for the next three seasons. We welcome Trippier to the Atletico family and wish him the best of luck in his new home. Welcome, Kieran!

: 2019 07 19 Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to La Liga as they continue to pursue an €80 million addition to the transfer which has taken Antoine Griezmann to Camp Nou.

: 2019 07 20 Joao Felix has limped out of Atletico Madrid’s friendly date with Numancia, with fears raised over the fitness of a €120 million forward

: 2019 07 23 Filipe Luis has completed his move to Flamengo after leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of his contract

: 2019 07 25 Atletico Madrid have demanded La Liga prevent Antoine Griezmann from playing for Barcelona next season. Griezmann confirmed he would be leaving Atleti at the end of last season, despite having only signed a five-year contract at Wanda Metropolitano in June 2018 after turning down a move to Barca.

: 2019 07 27 Atletico Madrid humiliated Real Madrid 7-3 at the International Champions Cup.

2019 08 02 Retrieve

[Recently, one of the most high-profile cases of tapping up has involved Barcelona once again in their successful pursuit of Antoine Griezmann] Through this statement, Atletico Madrid wishes to express its strongest disapproval of the behaviour of both, especially FC Barcelona, for prompting the player to break his contractual relationship with Atletico Madrid at a time of the season when the club was involved in the Champions League tie against Juventus, as well as the league title race against Barcelona

This is something that we believe violates the protected periods of negotiation with players and alters the basic rules of integrity in any sporting competition, as well as causing enormous damage to our club and its millions of fans

2019 09 26 Retrieve

[Barcelona have been fined just €300 by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their actions in the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antione Griezmann] It is evident that the amount of economic sanction does not bear any proportion to the importance of the facts that have given rise to this file. Taking into account the economic capacity of the club and the amount of the economic operation, this committee is aware that the payment of €300, beyond its merely symbolic nature (the fine is imposed because the issued club has been considered the author of a disciplinary infraction), will not contribute to the sanctioned club in particular and, probably, other clubs that may be in the same situation in the future, adapt their behaviour to what is required by regulation. However, this is not a sufficient reason for this committee to opt for the imposition of a sanction - the closing of the stadium by a party - which, as stated, seems to be intended for infractions of another nature

2019 10 17 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid and Villarreal submit request to play La Liga match in Miami] La Liga, alongside Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, [on Thursday] presented an official request to the RFEF to play the match between Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, corresponding to La Liga matchday 16, on December 6, 2019, at 10pm Spanish time (4pm local time) at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (Florida, United States).

This request is part of La Liga’s international growth strategy. There are millions of La Liga fans around the world. Bringing the clubs closer to these fans represents an important opportunity to connect with them and continue working for the global growth of La Liga on a worldwide level.

This international growth has a benefit for the clubs involved, as well as players, fans, La Liga, Spanish football and Spain itself. The choice of teams is due to the interest and availability shown by both clubs. USA, and especially Miami, is an essential part of its growth strategies. Villarreal now have been working in the North American market for various years, through the presence of academies and different training and marketing activities. Atletico Madrid recently completed a successful summer tour of the U.S., where they also took part in the MLS All-Star match in Orlando (Florida). The players and coaching staff from both sides have been told about this and have shown enthusiasm in taking football to their fans in the US. Also the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) has been informed of the request

2019 11 15 Retrieve

[RFEF demands La Liga chief resigns as Villarreal v Atletico Madrid match in Miami is shelved] The request to the member clubs of La Liga to start a dialogue with the Federation is reiterated and the immediate dismissal of the president of La Liga or his immediate resignation is requested. The president of La Liga, Mr. Javier Tebas, has filed all kinds of lawsuits (criminal, civil, commercial, administrative) and appeals against the RFEF, in what is considered an attempt to justify his own mistakes.

leader of La Liga considers that he can act outside the Federation, however, judges, administration, etc … have found and communicated that this is not possible and that, without the authorisation of the RFEF, he cannot organise the soccer competitions in Spain. La Liga is a competition manager that must adapt its performance to the rules of FIFA, UEFA and RFEF. This attitude that can be considered a total disregard from the president of La Liga for the rules of FIFA, UEFA, as well as the RFEF, leading to an extremely serious situation and putting La Liga clubs themselves at risk.

In the opinion of the RFEF, this attitude is ‘absolutely hostile and irresponsible’ against the institution that directs football in Spain and is causing damage to this sport and especially for clubs that are part of La Liga. It must cease immediately

2019 11 14 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa ruled out for three months] The medical services of the club have conducted radiological tests of Diego Costa to assess the cervical discomfort suffered in recent days. These tests have determined that the forward suffers a cervical disc herniation. In the next few days he will be evaluated by specialists in neurosurgery to establish the definitive treatment

2020 01 29 Retrieve

[Injured Atletico forward Joao Felix set to miss Madrid derby] Joao Felix suffered a muscle injury to his right leg during Sunday’s match against Club Deportivo Leganes. Given the ongoing pain after the day of rest, the club’s medical services have performed tests to diagnose the injury. He is pending response to treatment

2020 01 31 Retrieve

[Yannick Carrasco returns to Europe to re-sign for Atletico Madrid on short-term loan] Yannick Carrasco is a new Atletico de Madrid player after our club and Dalian Professional Football Club reached an agreement over the loan of the Belgian until the end of the current season. The forward passed his medical at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra.

Born on Sep. 4, 1993 in Ixelles (Belgium), the talented player made his professional debut at AS Monaco when he was 18 years old. He won Ligue 2 in 2013 and his strong performances the following season earned him the move to Atleti in 2015.

At our club, he played 124 games on both flanks, netting 23 goals and providing 17 assists. He scored the equaliser in the 2016 Champions League final which sent the game to extra-time. Carrasco also scored the first hat-trick of his career at our club, during the 7-1 win over Granada in the 2016-17 season.

The Belgian moved to China in February 2018, where he’s played for the last two years. There, he has played 52 matches, scoring 24 goals and giving 17 assists. The 26-year-old has appeared 41 times for Belgium and netted six goals. He made his debut in March 2015 against Cyprus, the same team he faced in his last international game, in which he scored once and provided two assists. He played in the UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup - in which his team finished third - with the Red Devils.

A skilful, fast and talented player that knows our team returns to Atleti. He can dribble, score and set his team-mates up, making him a threat inside and outside the box. Welcome back, Yannick!

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad ask to play Copa del Rey final with fans in the stadium] The desire and the will of both clubs has always been, now and before, to play the final with the presence of our fans. It is what we would most like. A cup final with our fans in the stands

2020 05 19 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid to maintain membership numbers of fans who died from coronavirus] During these past few months, we have gone through difficult times and the Atletico de Madrid family has not been oblivious to the consequences caused by Covid-19. Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to illustrious players and coaches who made Atleti great throughout its history, as well as some of our club members. As soon as it’s possible, the club will pay a well-deserved tribute to them in gratitude for their dedication and love for our colours and to show that they will always remain in our memories. Due to the very difficult circumstances we’re going through due to the health crisis, the club has exceptionally decided to respect and maintain the membership numbers in the 2020-21 season of all those who have passed away during the pandemic, as a symbolic gesture in their memory and in gratitude for their support. The membership numbers, which have great sentimental value as they indicate the uninterrupted seniority as a club member, will be updated as usual in other cases, but will be kept for next season to pay tribute to all those Atletico supporters who left us due to this health crisis.

2020 04 02 Retrieve

[Atletico Madrid players take 70 per cent pay cut to help pay salaries of 430 club employees] The cessation of activity that has meant the declaration of the state of emergency in Spain as a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, has caused Atletico Madrid to have to study measures to safeguard the club’s economic viability. Due to this complicated situation, and always with the aim of guaranteeing the entity’s future, the club has made the decision to present a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE). From the outset, the club’s objective in studying possible measures to deal with this delicate situation has been to minimize its effect on the salaries of its employees as much as possible. The agreement reached with the first team will also allow supplementing the salary of 430 employees affected by the ERTE. To make this possible, the first team squad will contribute half the necessary amount and the members of the club’s management committee, made up of the CEO and the directors of the different areas, the other half

2020 04 06 Retrieve

[Radomir Antic: Former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid boss dies aged 71] The Atletico de Madrid family is mourning the passing of Radomir Antic, one of our legendary coaches. You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace