The top European clubs made shockwaves in this summer transfer window with the English outfits Manchester United and Manchester City leading the way. Manchester City paid £49 million in signing Raheem Sterling meanwhile Manchester United signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.
In Spain, Barcelona acquired Arda Turan but even though Athletic Madrid is not making as much noise compared to the other top clubs, Diego Simeone is trying to build his own top class club that can compete against the best teams in Europe.
The attacking duo consisting of Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto both became new summer signings of Athletic Madrid. These 2 offensive players scored a total of 52 goals in the previous season with their respective clubs.
Diego Simeone wanted to increase the firepower of his squad and that’s why he signed Vietto as well as Martinez but you also have to remember that Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres are already at the disposal of the Argentine manager.
Chelsea’s Filipe Luis also re-signed for Athletic Madrid as the Brazilian defender struggled to find a regular starting role in the Premier League club after only making 13 appearances in the previous season in Stamford Bridge.
The left-back position in Athletic Madrid is one of the positions that seem to be in need of being upgraded due to Guilherme Siqueira and Cristian Andaldi falling short from their original expectations and not stepping up when it’s needed.
Oliver Torres, Jose Gimenez and Saul Niguez are just a few of the young and promising talents that Diego Simeone has placed his confidence and they have actually delivered impressive results.
Simeone is silently constructing a team that might just be able to take Spain by a surprise just like he did not too long ago and with Real Madrid as well as Barcelona receiving all the attention, this is what Simeone needs to take Europe by storm once again. The latest betting talk at contemporary odds suggests that Athletico remain third favourites for the title.