Atleti have wasted little time in their efforts to improve the squad ahead of next season. Moves for Nicolas Gaitan and Sime Vrsaljko have either been confirmed or are about to be, as Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann headline the recent flurry of contract extensions handed out to Atletico's most important contributors.
Following the Champions League final defeat to rivals Real in Milan, there was a panic for a few days regarding the uncertain future of manager Diego Simeone. The former club captain eventually decided to stay on as the panic which ensued over his possible departure was only the start of what has been a hectic summer.
Despite spending around €40m on signings, Atletico still find themselves linked with big-money moves for the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Diego Costa. When pressed on further recruitment to a squad which came close to a La Liga and Champions League double last year, President Enrique Cerezo asked for patience.
"Rest assured, there's a lot of summer left. I can only say that those who come will be important. We're working to bring the best and we will bring the best. But stay calm, Cerezo said via football-espana.net before he commented on a new contract for Torres, "It is what it is. It's awaiting the loose ends and there's no problem. It'll be done soon. Everything is calm and well organised."
Cerezo also spoke on the constant reports linking young central defender Jose Gimenez with a move across town to Real:
"Madrid like Gimenez? So do I. It's all hypothetical. Most players have had offers in the millions. So we had to make a great economic effort to keep the spine of the team here," he told the media.
With Atletico bringing in talented players as well as showing a strong interest in keeping a hold of the ones already at the club, they are placing themselves in as good a position as possible to have a successful campaign next year.