Atlético concluded the season in style, League champion for the second time in seven years and initiating a fantastic course in the competition, leading the table practically from start to finish. But now, when only seven players are on vacation (Oblak, Grbic, Savic, Hermoso, Kondogbia, Saúl, Vitolo and Dembélé), the bulk of the squad faces a summer marked by their national teams (Atlético is the LaLiga team with the most representatives), with Eurocup, America's Cup and Gold Cup.
And, while the club draws up the squad for next season, one of the great rojiblancas doubts is on the right side. Equipment like Manchester United strive to try to add Trippier to their ranks, but Atlético does not want to lose such a precious asset and has in its favor that he automatically renewed his contract for one more season (until 2023) when he reached 20 games (he finished the course with 35). What's more, Arias returns from a loan where he could only participate in one match before suffering a fibula fracture, which prevented him from playing for Bayer Leverkusen and Vrsaljko can go back on the market … after a new competition with his team.
If the Croatian hardly has prominence with Atlético, in your national team you can be the starter in the right lane. Vrsaljko has only participated in ten games this season, taking advantage of the FIFA sanction to Trippier to have some continuity between January and February, but as soon as the English has been able it has not lost a party. A serious knee injury during his assignment at Inter has been weighing on the Croatian, that accumulated a full year without minutes and does not finish finding the rhythm. Now in a group with own Trippier's England, the Czech Republic and Scotland, Croatia arrive under cover, as usual, but without giving up anything.
And Vrsaljko has excelled in the last three major championships of his team, with special shine at the 2018 World Cup in Russia in which Croatia reached the final and the Atlético player was indisputable from start to finish. The rojiblanco club is waiting for events regarding the right-back, but if the continuity of Trippier is achieved, the question will be in who can be your competition. And for the market it can be important to see a good version of Vrsaljko, both to accumulate interested parties and to confirm that He is able to fight for more minutes if he stays. With Croatia, Vrsaljko is another, and this European Championship will once again be a showcase that he does not want to miss.