ŠIME VRSALJKO first lost to Atletico Madrid due to a serious injury, but after returning six months ago, he is no longer the first substitute for the right wing of the La Liga champions.
In the second half, when the irreplaceable Trippier was suspended and Vrsalico was ready, coach Simeone replaced Llorente or Carrasco. Players who usually hold other positions. Vrsaljko has only won 9 championship appearances throughout the season.
Marca reminded us of this and added that this is why the sale of Vrsaljko is the top priority of Atletico Sporting Director Andrea Berta. “He proved that not only can there be a game, but also Trippier’s substitute, so Atletico is turning to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. Fosalico doesn’t have enough help or benefit at all. There is no doubt that on the right. There is a loophole that came back without Trippier, because Vrsalico is more at the level not before the injury.”
The source added that it will be difficult for Atletico Madrid to sell the cancelled Frsalico: “His market value has dropped sharply, and so has the demand for him because he hasn’t played at the top level for some time. His contract expires next summer… Atletico Madrid has two big problems in its efforts to resolve. For these reasons, Fosalica and Vitola will be the hardest to sell.”
Vrsaljko (29 years old) came to Atletico Madrid from Sassuolo five years ago with a salary of 14 million euros. Today, Transfermarkt estimates that it is only one-third of this number.