Kranevitter issues Atleti warning

Matias Kranevitter has warned that while he “dreams” of succeeding with Atletico Madrid, “I’ll have to look elsewhere if I don’t play.”

Kranevitter joined Atleti in January 2016 from River Plate but has hardly featured for Los Colchoneros, while a loan spell with Sevilla last season yielded just 21 starts.

However, the Argentine midfielder will begin preseason with Los Colchoneros and could benefit from the club’s ban on registering new players until January.

“If I don’t play at Atletico Madrid, I’ll have to look elsewhere,” the he told ESPN.

“River are an option, or if not them then it’ll be elsewhere. The most important thing for me is to play.

“I was always happy at River, it was very difficult to leave River, but what I have in mind now is to return to Atletico Madrid.

“I dream about succeeding in Europe. It’s what every footballer dreams about from a young age. I’ll begin preseason with Atletico in a few days.

“Atleti? I owe them a lot because they noticed me and Simeone taught me a lot. He’s a hard-working guy.

“I’m working to be in the national team, I know Sampaoli from Sevilla, I know he’s a very hard-working Coach and he lives football in a very special way.”

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