Academy talent drain
Academy talent drain
2022 has been the year of the Atletico youth academy . Eleven champions, like never before, between the male and female sections, with the icing on the cake of the Liga Promises with victory against Madrid in the final. A triumphant year marred in recent weeks by the news that Antón Meana revealed in El Larguero : “ Madrid plans to break the non-aggression pact with Atlético ”. A pact that in its day prevented footballers like Agüero from changing the rojiblanco team for white (his destiny was City) and that now has its reason for being in the quarry. If the journalist from Cadena SER said that everything was due to a “major anger” from Madrid due to the fact that Atleti had “knocked on the door of several of its youth squads” the first to act, after that break was, however, Real Madrid. Jesús Fortea (15 years old), one of the Cadet’s pearls, yesterday announced his goodbye to the rojiblanco club on networks… “I have to leave to get closer to fulfilling my dream.” A dream that, everything indicates, goes through going to Real Madrid.
In the Wanda Metropolitano there is concern that he is not the only one to take that path and that deep wounds will occur between the two clubs that are fighting for dominance of the lower categories in Madrid, Atletico and Madrid. Yesterday, almost at the same time as Fortea, Javi Currás (19 years old), one of the talents of Fernando Torres and Ricardo Ortega’s youth semifinalist in the Youth League, also said goodbye. The midfielder said goodbye to the rojiblanco club to go in this case to the Portuguese second division (Académica de Viseu). Another who has been fired this Saturday is Sergio Camus (25 years old), right back and captain of the subsidiary who played several friendlies with Simeone and entered Champions League calls . The footballer launched a message on his social networks: “It’s a tough day. I have to say goodbye to what has been my home for two seasons. It has been an unforgettable experience. You have made me grow by instilling in me the values of this great club, courage and heart. I will continue to be just another mattress player”.