'Marca': Atleti and Bayer have agreement in principle for Arias
According to 'Marca' on Tuesday, Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement in principle with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of Santiago Arias.
The Colombian full-back will continue his career in the Bundesliga after two seasons at Atlético. His irregularity, the 'overbooking', and the need to sell make him leave the Wanda Metropolitano.
Atlético had up to three full-backs at the end of last season. Although Kieran Trippier and Santiago Arias started the season as the only ones available, Sime Vrsaljko recovered from his serious injury and ended up performing at an unexpected level.
In this way, Arias will put an end to his two very unequal seasons. In the first, arriving from PSV Eindhoven, he convinced. In it, he played 33 matches in which he scored one goal and got two assists, but in this 2019-20 he only played 18.
Moreover, the exit of the Colombian and Álvaro Morata will give some oxygen to the Atlético Madrid coffers, who were tied up because of their difficult financial situation because of the coronavirus crisis.