Atlético Madrid no longer fits into the third power of the Spanish La Liga following their dismal performance in the Champions League and the slow start to the league campaign. The Rojiblancos have now been forced to make decisions regarding the future of their team moving forward.
According to Fichajes, Atlético Madrid needs to sell players if they want to make reinforcements in the market. At least four players could be heading to the exit door in 2023.
Recently, João Felix has continued to make the headlines with reports suggesting he could be forced to move out of the club in January next year due to lack of game time. The Portuguese forward appears to have shown his frustration with the team.
But will João Felix leave Atlético Madrid in January? Here are some players likely to depart the club.
One of the best additions hailed by many as the best transfer decision the club had made, Matheus Cunha has struggled to make the stats for his outstanding performance in Germany that convinced Diego Simeone.
Although the Brazilian has had moments, it is not at the level many had expected it to be, and as such, he is now one of the top candidates to leave the club.
Rodrigo De Paul
De Paul is a quality player, without a doubt, but he has not been consistent in the red-and-white striped shirt. The Rojiblancos could sell the Argentine if a reasonable offer is placed on the table.
Mario Hermoso has been a great servant of Atlético Madrid under Diego Simeone for some time. However, he has struggled to maintain his best form lately, and thus puts him on the list of likely candidates that would depart the club.
Thomas Lemar is yet to make a mark at Atlético Madrid. The Frenchman, despite having his moments at the club, appears not to be the favourites candidate for the club anymore.