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Colchonero Chat discussion: Grading Real Madrid’s signings until now, the latest on Gareth Bale, and the Marcos Llorente / Rodri transfers

Kiyan Sobhani joins Jeremy Beren of Into the Calderon to discuss Llorente’s fit at Atletico, and more

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Right before Marcos Llorente signed for Atletico Madrid, I joined Jeremy Beren of Into The Calderon on their native podcast, Colchonero Chat. We discussed:

  • Real Madrid’s signings so far, and how each new player fits into the team
  • Why Marcos Llorente fits at Atletico Madrid seamlessly, why this signing made sense for them, and why he’s a better fit for Atleti than Rodrigo Hernandez.
  • The sample size of Dani Ceballos and Llorente, compared to that of Rodri’s.
  • Why Rodri going to Manchester City makes so much more sense for his career
  • Why Llorente wanting to play for Atletico is justifiable
  • Mario Hermoso at Atleti
  • And more.

Discussion starts at 40:05:

If you’re a Managing Madrid Patron (and if not, you should be, by joining here), you’ll get a bonus podcast tonight as Om Arvind and I will talk about the Llorente deal more thoroughly.

In case you missed it, yesterday’s discussion on Churros y Tácticas, where we discussed both of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s transfers this summer, was a ton of fun: