It is no secret that Atletico Madrid’s shock elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stages is set to have major repercussions on the squad, ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
The club must recoup the lost revenue by selling some of their star players. And according to GOAL, one such player could be Matheus Cunha.
Formerly of Hertha Berlin, Cunha joined Atleti last year for a fee of around ̉€26 million. The attacker had a positive start to his career in Spain as well, having been involved in 12 goals in La Liga, even though his form disappeared during the latter stage of the 2021/22 season.
Cunha’s struggles have continued in the new campaign, where the forward has not been able to carve out minutes for himself. Indeed, he has failed to even muster 400 minutes of league football this term and is yet to even score a single goal in any competition.
In light of Cunha’s struggles, Atletico Madrid are studying the possibility of offloading him in the January transfer window, reports Goal. The forward was courted by clubs like Manchester United earlier in the summer, but the move did not materialise as the player wanted to remain at Atleti.
That may change in January, when Cunha, having fallen behind the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix in the pecking order, could look for a move elsewhere in order to revive his career, especially after failing to make the cut to Brazil squad for the World Cup.
The report suggests Atletico Madrid themselves could fancy the sale of the Brazilian international. They could consider offers in the region of €35 million, even though the player has a release clause worth €100 million.