LaLiga: Arias asks Simeone for second chance at Atletico Madrid
LaLiga Club had intended to sell the Colombian this summer
Santiago Arias has tried to persuade Diego Simeone to keep him at Atletico Madrid next season in a meeting between the pair.
Simeone had decided to get rid of the right-back this summer, but the player’s plea could change the coach’s mind.
After learning about the club’s intention to sell him, it was Arias himself who set up this conversation with Simeone in the hope of getting a second chance.
Although the Colombian’s first season at Los Rojiblancos wasn’t entirely convincing, the departure of Juanfran could open up more opportunities to play for Arias during the upcoming campaign.
Arias is prepared to stay and fight for his place with an incoming right-back, whilst also becoming a key player for Simeone in the future.
Arias isn’t the only signing to underwhelm during their first season with Atletico; both Jan Oblak and Antoine Griezmann had inconsistent starts to their career with the club.
Now, after a year at the Wanda Metropolitano, the Colombian knows what Simeone is looking for in a player and how the Argentine coach works. He’s not giving up just yet.