Diego Simeone has apparently already got his transfer plans for the summer in pace and ready to go.
This summer’s transfer window is set to be not only difficult but different as a result of the financial impact of the coronavirus. Atletico Madrid was one of the busiest teams in football last summer. With hundreds of millions in both sales and purchases.
It is no surprise when manager Diego Simeone admits there will be no big money spent this summer.
However, even after all the upheaval, the Argentine tactician insists he has already discussed what Los Rojiblancos need in the window with his president and sporting director, and the wheels are in motion.
In an interview reported by Goal, he is under no illusion of the difficulties ahead although he feels this transfer window could be significant.
“We continually talk to Miguel and Andrea about what we need and what expectations we have.”
“We are clear about what we will seek. We have a growing team, new people who will serve as a base for the next season.”
“In this transfer window, where surely there will be no big moves.”
“The one that gets a solid, strong base and can keep competing from one year to the next is the one that will continue to be in the fight for all competitions.”
Simeone’s biggest problem may not be recruiting, but keeping his best players.