AThe rojiblanco environment has been revolutionized with a transfer market that aims to not be what those who think that professional football expect, and the Atlético In this case, it works like the mythical PC soccer, something that those who place players day after day that are impossible to incorporate at this time should know.
And in these Morata appears. property of the Atléticohis frustrated signing for the Juventus returns you to the starting box. There is an option, of course, to stay the entire course at the Metropolitano, although some seem to forget the peculiarities of their case. And no, they are not trivial. Quite the opposite…
Moratafor those with a fragile memory, left Atlético in 2020 after a tough confrontation with Simeone after his substitution against him Leipzig (the chosen one was Diego Costa) in those Champions quarters of unfortunate memory. A tense clash that invites us to think about a more than complicated reunion with the rojiblanco boss.
Thus, solving the relationship between the coach and the striker would seem essential to be able to face a reunion. Something that at Atlético they understand could be achieved as has been done in other cases of players who forced their departure to return forgetting what had happened. The cases of Diego Costa and Filipe are the most notedLogically next to Griezmann’s, whose relationship with Simeone helped his return.
Fierce competition… in World Cup year
If the problem is solved (which, let’s not forget, is the one that ended up forcing the exit of Morata two years ago) it would be necessary to assess whether the Spanish international is willing to reach an entity in which he would find himself with tough competition.
The aforementioned Griezmann and Joao Félix were the starters before the Portuguese injury. And they aim to continue being so next year. There is also Cunha, who is expected to play a larger role in the second season. And Correa, whose desire to get out is met with a lack of great deals. Four players for two places as a competition… in a World Cup year.
And it is that the Qatar event is key for Morata and for all the front-line players. Arriving at Atlético to play for the position in conditions of inferiority could be a burden in the three months of competition before Luis Enrique decides on the chosen ones. This could also be decisive in the non-continuity of Álvaro as a rojiblanco.
The market will decide
Juventus have not forgotten Morata. As neither, the striker himself acknowledged, have other clubs who see a safe bet in the 9. Something logical seeing his career since he debuted in the Real Madrid. Arsenal appears there as a possible option to unravel a future that will be marked by the evolution of the market… and of those two important problems to solve.