OPINION: ATLETICO MADRID AND ITS NEW PHASE
It has been a very busy summer transfer window for Atletico Madrid.
Los Rojiblancos finished as runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga last season, whilst they also fell short against Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Now they are aiming to push on, and have made that abundantly clear with their transfer activity. Highly-rated teenager Joao Felix has joined from Benfica for an eye-watering €126m fee, following Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Hector Herrera, Renan Lodi, Ivan Saponjic and Kieran Trippier to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Their latest acquisition is a centre back - Mario Hermoso - who has joined on a five-year deal from Espanyol.
In my opinion.... they are certainly moving in the right direction.