This has been a difficult season for Spanish teams, with no less than three teams from La Liga getting eliminated from the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
The list includes Atletico Madrid, who, unlike Barcelona, do not have such a capital inflow to sustain themselves comfortably even after their elimination from the group stages of the Champions League.
According to Jose Luis Guerrero, Atletico Madrid’s elimination has served as a major financial blow to the club. The board believes that the performance this season is not responding to the quality of the team.
Therefore, the club are prepared to sell a few players in order to generate fresh revenue for the upcoming January transfer window. The report states that not even a single player in the club is considered ‘untouchable’, with Atletico Madrid prepared to offload anyone.
This means the club will be willing to study offers for any of their stars in the January transfer window, thus paving the way for players such as Joao Felix and Yannick Carrasco to seek a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano.
Felix, for one, has had a difficult start to the season and has fallen behind in pecking order, as Diego Simeone continues to rely on other options such as Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann. This has led to the frustration of the Portuguese international, who could be more than willing to seek a move elsewhere in January.
Carrasco, too, has failed to continue his solid performances from earlier this season. He has appeared inconsistent while also lacking productivity in the final third.
Felix and Carrasco are not the only players in contention to leave Atletico Madrid in January, with the likes of Mario Hermoso, Rodrigo De Paul and Saul Niguez also staring at an uncertain future at the club.