Atlético's challenges in the transfer market

Atleti faces a complicated transfer market. The arrival of Real Madrid to the category is presented as a new threat when it comes to attracting players for both the Atletico club and Barça, both flagships of Spanish women's football. In the case of the Madrid entity, summer comes loaded with challenges. With the League suspended and the Champions League in the air, pending the tie between Atleti and Barça in quarters, the rojiblanco club has already set to work to outline a team that chooses to return to being the national dominator.

The movements have already started in the Madrid dressing room. The first to leave was Dutch goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal, who left the club for PSV. Former Barça striker Olga García also said goodbye, with no place among the starters. Both casualties open a period in which the dressing room awaits several changes, with the goal being the most threatened demarcation. And is that the future of Lola Gallardo, starting goal in recent years, has also been left in the air and everything points to the fact that he could leave the Madrid entity.

Fewer tweaks are expected in the defense, where only Kenti Robles contract ends, whose continuity is a mystery. There could also be danger in the midfield, where it is rumored that Angela Sosa, the team's top scorer this season, could be discharged. The Andalusian does not end a contract, but has great offers. As AS has learned, the midfielder has already rejected several greats from Europe. Atlético is putting all its efforts into retaining it, since it is one of its safest values ​​in recent years. They have also received very good offers vital footballers for the mattress team as the young Laia Aleixandri, whose permanence in the club will be another of the great challenges.

The rojiblanco club wants to close its players in the engine room as soon as possible and has already communicated its intention to exercise the purchase option on Leicy Santos, as AS has learned. The Colombian, on loan from Santa Fe, has left very good feelings in the last season. For its part, the Madrid entity fears that the changes will happen up front. After Olga García's departure, Charlyn's could also occur. The Mexican finishes contract and has not managed to find her best level in Atlético, which she arrived with the aim of supplying the pichichi Jenni Hermoso. The former Levante attacker dropped a few weeks ago that she would like to return to her country: “I would love to play in my country, it is something I want to do.” Your future is also up in the air. We will have to wait for the transfer market (it starts on July 1) to know the intentions of the Madrid team regarding planning for the next and demanding season.