Atletico Madrid's Net Spend This Summer Is More Than £60 Million After Huge Player Turnover
Atletico Madrid have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer market this summer and after a lot of ins and outs the club's net transfer spend sees them earning over £60 million.
Since former Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego Simeone took over as manager of the club in 2011 the Argentine has seen them become one of the biggest and best teams in Europe.
Twice Atleti have been to the Champions League final and Los Rojiblancos broke up La Liga's duplooy of Barcelona and Real Madrid by winning the league in 2014.
However next season might be Simeone's biggest task as he deals with a player turnover that has seen them earn a £60 million in net transfer fees, according to Transfermarkt.
The Spanish side have signed nine players this summer, costing £219.15 million, whilst eight players have left the Wanda Metropolitano, earning the club £279.99 million, a net gain of £60.84 million, according to the site.
Joao Felix is Atleti's highest profile signing this summer with the teenager costing £113 million from Benfica because of his release clause but the club have instantly made most of it back with the £108 million sale of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona.
Last season's La Liga runners up are still holding out for more money from the team who beat them into second because they believe Barca had spoken to their former striker before his release clause dropped in price on July 1st.
Simeone's side added Kieran Trippier, for £20 million, and Mario Hermoso, for £22.5 million, to his defence this week along with centre back Felipe from Porto and left back Renan Lodi from Club Atletico Paranaense both for £18 million.
That's an entire new defence for £78.5 million whilst the club sold Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich for £72 million, making their incomings relative bargains.
Rodri cost Manchester City his transfer release clause of £63 million and he's been replaced by Marcos Llorente, who cost just £27 million.
Gelson Martins, Luciano Vietto and Bernard Mensah left for £27 million, £6.75 million and £3.24 million each whilst André Moreira, Diego Godin, Juanfran and Felipe Luis have all departed for free.
Ivan Saponjic cost just £450,000, Nicolás Ibáñez joined for an undisclosed fee and Hector Herrera arrived from Porto for nothing to complete the club's business so far this summer.
The big question remains whether or not they will be better for all the changes.
Can Atleti challenge in Spain and Europe next season?
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