Santiago Arias has been one of the great news of the ‘stage’ of the Atlético de Madrid in Los Angeles de San Rafael that this Saturday comes to an end. The Colombian suffered in October, in a match with his national team, a fractured ankle and fibula that forced him to undergo surgery and say goodbye to the season … despite the fact that it had just started.
The right back was loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen last summer, and his leading role with the German team was testimonial. Obviously, they did not make the purchase option they had for him effective and Arias returned to the rojiblanca discipline.
The good news is that the coffee grower’s recovery is on the right track and is already in the final stretch. Arias has been on the rojiblancos ‘stage’ in the Segovian highlands, training outside the group. But there it has already been possible to see the footballer running at a good pace and hitting the ball, a sign that his return is very close.
Arias still has a couple of weeks left to get in tune and return to the group, and now in addition to worrying about his full recovery, he will have to do it for his future. Because it is very difficult for him to stay on the mattress template for the next year, although everything will depend on what happens in this market.
And it is that at the moment, the three right backs of the squad have options to leave Atlético.
Trippier is claimed by Manchester United already Vrsaljko destiny is sought. If the two left, Arias could have a hole in the squad, although in the case of a transfer from the Englishman, the Madrid club would go to the market to reinforce that position.
With a contract until 2023, Arias has another handicap against him: he occupies an extra-community position. And right now, Atlético already has four players with that role: In addition to the Colombian, Philip, I gave it Y Trippier, no matter how much an agreement is sought so that it is not like that in the case of the Englishman, who was already at Atlético before the country left the European Union. And there is also Nehuén
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