Vitolo, Lemar and Morata, one year from the Paseo de las Leyendas

Atlético continues immersed in a transfer market that so far has entailed a tiny movement. Just the incorporation by Grbic in goal and the continuity of Carrasco in the team, plus the return of loan Nehuén and Mollejo (who can still leave), and the march of Adam and a Caio Henrique that was not part of the staff.

Many names have been used to leave money in the rojiblancas coffers, including those of Vitolo, Lemar, Morata or Vrsaljko, but for the moment they continue to exercise in the preseason to arrive in the best way to the league premiere against him Pomegranate. If all of them continue in the team, this season they will have the opportunity of reach 100 games with the Atlético jersey which give the right to a plaque on the Paseo de las Leyendas del Wanda Metropolitano. A criterion that rewards the continuity of the player, but what opens discussions by disregarding their performance, something that for example causes Falcao ran out of badge for going to Monaco with 91 games played in two seasons, without rewarding his 70 goals nor his key appearances to win three finals.

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Vitolo It is the one that is closest to being part of the history of the Atlético stadium. The canary accumulates 86 games with the red and white shirt and is only 14 appearances away from reaching one hundred. At 30, you enter the last course of the contract after your performance has never been as expected. In two and a half years he has played only 32 games as a starter and has not shown the version that led him to be the star of Sevilla and international with Spain. Now, the five substitutions in the parties favor their participation, since Simeone manages many alternatives above, but Vitolo gave revenue last year entering the last minutes.

Although if a signing has not come to give the expected performance, it is Lemar. Incorporated from Monaco for 70 million (70% of his pass), the quality shown in his official debut during the 2018 European Super Cup against Real Madrid has remained in a memory. The Frenchman has 28 appearances out of a hundred games with Atlético, a figure that reached by the hair last season when he played 29 games. If it remains, it will ensure its presence in the Paseo de las Leyendas despite its poor contribution to the team. Of course, Lemar could leave Atlético if a good offer comes from England.

The one that is further away but has the most feasible challenge is a Álvaro Morata whose leading role is high in the team. The forward has reached the 61 games in just a year and a half (22 goals) and is 39 appearances out of 100. Last season he participated in 44 games and only injuries have left him without playing, either as a starter or as a substitute. The interest of Juventus In his services it does not change that he is an important player for Simeone and despite the fact that another '9' is sought there is no doubt of his relevance.

Squad players with less than 100 games

Vitolo 86 games
Lemar 72
Morata 61
Vrsaljko 61
Arias 49
I gave it 43
Philip 36
João Felix 36
Llorente 36
Trippier 33
Herrera 30
Beautiful 2. 3
Manu Sanchez 6
Saponjic 3
Grbic 0

Lucas Hernández, the last male

He has also disputed 61 games with the red and white shirt Vrsaljko, but the Croatian has done it in three seasons with a loan to Inter and a serious knee injury in between. Even if it wasn't the right back that came out, it seems very difficult to reach 39 games you need in just one course. To find the last male Atlético player who placed his Legend plate in the Wanda Metropolitano you have to go back to November 23, 2018, when it was the turn of Lucas Hernandez. In the template, Koke (457), Saúl (296), Oblak (257), Correa (232), Diego Costa (208), Giménez (191), Thomas (185), Savic (160) and Carrasco (140) they already have it, for a total of 165 players with their name in the rojiblanco stadium.

Menayo, at Atlético Femenino

He Athletic Women wrote his name on the Paseo de Leyendas del Wanda Metropolitano when Amanda, Ángela Sosa and Silvia Meseguer they placed their respective plates in the rojiblanco fiefdom on March 2019. The rojiblancas players also reached 100 games and became the first of the women's team to be represented in the stadium. Now with the Lola Gallardo's departure (to Olympique de Lyon) and Kenti Robles (to Real Madrid), Carmen Menayo is the great candidate to place the next Atlético Femenino plaque in the stadium. The 22-year-old player from Extremadura has less than ten of appearances reach those 100 encounters that give the right to leave the name for the history of Atlético.