The COVID-19 crisis will affect Atlético's immediate future, an entity that has not stopped growing in its budget in recent years. And it has not stopped growing in workers either. The ERTE announced by Gil Marín is one of the club's measures to mitigate the great blow that the club is accusing. From a sports point of view there will also be consequences. The club will be very limited when it comes to making signings and the squad, except for some adjustments, will be the same this season.. The great financial outlay was made by Atlético last summer with the arrival of a large number of soccer players, including João Félix, the entity's most expensive signing: 127 million.
The squad will be practically the same and everything will be conditioned to the fact that there may be an important exit. Lemar looks like the player who could leave and it would leave some economic amount in the club, although its value is far from the 70 million that the entity paid. Thomas has a great lineup, but the club hopes he will finish renewing and continue more years with the team. Only if there is a great start can an important player arrive.
It will be a summer of transfers at zero cost. Berta manages a list of important footballers, how could it be otherwise. But Atlético will be attentive to players who end their contract or are close to it. There is no other great possibility, because the club's economy is not for making large disbursements. There are three positions that Atlético could be reinforced with a substitute for Lodi on the left-back, a midfield player and a striker. The club has Morata, Diego Costa, João Félix, Vitolo, Lemar, Saponjic…
Simeone works with a team of 23 footballers. He has had injuries and there are not many footballers. Yes a right back and the shots point to Arias. Trippier and Vrsaljko are the title holders. He Atlético could put Arias on the market to enter some moneyor. Saponjic has not played either and could go on loan, but in this case Atlético would not pay money. Carrasco is on loan and the purchase option can be exercised. And Adam ends contract. They are happy with it and could renew it.
Only if someone comes out, a bell player will arrive. The squad, which has been through injury problems, is competitive. He has shown it against Liverpool, he still stands in Europe and only his lack of goal has deprived him of a fight for LaLiga. And the new ones have already adapted. Its performance should be greater with one year of experience. Atlético expects a summer at zero cost.