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LaLiga 2018/19: 4 reasons why Atletico Madrid can conquer Spain

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#3. Brilliant transfer business

Thomas Lemar joined for a club record fee in the summer
Thomas Lemar joined for a club record fee in the summer

Last season, Atletico were left with a paper light squad after the likes of Yannick Carrasco, Nicolás Gaitán, Augusto Fernández, Miguel Ángel Moyà and several others were sold over the course of the season.

This summer they’ve addressed that issue by adding quality players to the squad in addition to retaining their best players.

Rodri joined from Villarreal as a long-term replacement for the outgoing captain Gabi. They also signed two highly promising young wingers Thomas Lemar and Gelson Martins amidst interest from several other clubs in both players.

Santiago Arias joined as a replacement for the outgoing Šime Vrsaljko and Nikola Kalinić as a replacement for Kevin Gameiro. Former Real Madrid player, Antonio Adán, was signed as the backup goalkeeper.

To sum it up, Atletico have retained their best players, signed replacements for their outgoing players and added depth with quality.

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