Atletico Madrid had to raise funds in order to complete Alvaro Morata’s loan, with Jonny Otto becoming the sacrifice. This right back is actually a part of a long list of players who did sign with Atletico Madrid but never played a game. Jonny Otto ended up being loaned out, only to then be completely transferred out, netting a 12 million profit.
Jonny Otto wanted to play but did not end up doing so. There were others in a similar situation. The research below was done by fixitrightplumbing.com.au/blocked-drains-melbourne/ and include players that did want to play and that you might not even know about signing with Atletico.
Coming to Atletico Madrid from Porto, this Portuguese forward showed a lot of promise, being announced as a star coming right out of the Oporto club production line. The pre-season was spent at Simeone and played different friendly matches. However, the end of his sting was leaving during the same year to Wolves through a loan. The English club decided to permanently sign him in 2018.
Moreira was brought in as a successor to Jan Oblak as Manchester United did not know if it could keep a hold of David de Gea. Then, as time passed, nothing happened and Moreira never actually played a competitive game for Atletico Madrid. He did play on loans for Sporting Braga, Aston Villa, Belenenses and Moreirense. Now he is playing for Feirense.
During the 2014-2015 season Emiliano Velazquez signed a contract with Atletico Madrid but now he has zero appearances for the team. Loan spells were spent with Sporting Braga and Getafe. Now he is on loan with Rayo Vallecano.
Mensah’s case is interesting since he was identified as highly talented by many elite clubs in Europe. Jose Luis Perez Caminero quickly acted and secured the player’s signature. However, his impact was disappointing and ended up leaving on loan to Getafe. Now he is on loan for Kayserispor and nobody really thinks he will come back to Atletico Madrid.
In the 2011-2012 season we saw Julio Alves registered in the squad. However, right after that he was simply loaned out to Besiktas. He never did return.
Atletico Madrid’s scouts identified Catalin Munteanu as a highly promising prospect after a really strong season playing at Salamanca. Even so, after he arrived at the club and went through the pre-season schedule, he was loaned out to Espanyol. Then, he played for Albacete. Next, he was released, eventually being picked up by Real Murcia.
Borre came from Deportivo de Cali, during the 2015-2016 season. This Colombian forward was seen as a potential success story but what followed was a season playing for Villarreal on a loan. Then, he was just sold for 3 million EURO to River Plate. He never played a game for Atletico Madrid.
Last but not least, Ruben was signed in 2011-2012 but was just quickly loaned out in order to increase development. Then, he was signed for a loss of 2 million Euro to Sporting Braga.