Berta's hot potatoes

Once the capital increase is approved, it is time for Berta to work, who must see the future of players like Saúl, Vitolo and Arias


Atlético closes this week with the news that the leaders expected, the capital increase of almost 182 million euros. It was something that the Madrid club needed to continue growing and that means that the team can continue to compete with the greats of European football. This economic injection means giving the team peace of mind and now is the time for Andrea Berta, Atlético's sports director. Saúl, Vitolo and Arias are the 'hot potatoes' of the red-and-white summer.

Saúl is going to be the soap opera of the summer at Atlético. The full back has permission from the club to leave as long as he leaves a significant amount of money in the entity's coffers. At 26 years old, he has a contract until 2026 and his clause is 150 million. Its market value is 40 million and in the Premier it has a very good poster. Manchester City, United, Liverpool ... are very attentive to their future at Atlético.

Saúl lost prominence at Atlético this past season, although he ended up playing the final stretch of the season, just when the title was decided. He played 41 official competition matches, scored two goals and gave an assist. His performance was lower than in other campaigns, although in the end he ended up complying. The arrival of De Paul may be another handicap for the youth squad, who welcomes an exit. But Atlético will not give him away.

Vitolo will be another of the rojiblanco summer's workhorses. He has one more year left on his contract with Atlético and if the club wants to get some money for him, it has to be now. The problem is the high token it charges. Villarreal already loved him and it will be necessary to see if he continues with the idea of incorporating him. Atlético has already made it clear that he is not a player who interferes. He is a beloved player in the dressing room, although it is difficult for him to play.

Vitolo, 31, has a market value of four million. He has played 15 official competition matches, has not scored a goal and gave an assist. In the second part of the championship he practically disappeared from the team and for him the best thing would be for him to join another team. We'll see what happens.

Atlético will also have to analyze the future of Arias, injured throughout the season. The Colombian has been on loan at Leverkusen and returns to the Wanda Metropolitano entity. He is 29 years old and needs to play to forget the nightmare of this last year. Atlético have Trippier and Vrsaljko on the right side. The first is fixed and the second could come out. But Berta has to find Arias equipment.

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