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Colchonero Chat 63: Brighton friendly and a thinning squad

Jeremy and Euan McTear analyze Atlético’s 3-2 win at Brighton and the latest transfer activity.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Atletico Madrid - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Euan McTear (@emctear) is a Spanish football journalist and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins to dissect an entertaining friendly at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where Atlético Madrid needed late heroics to overcome Brighton & Hove Albion. The podders have their say on Nico Gaitán’s two goals (one of which he scored for Atlético), Fernando Torres’ hot preseason and whether or not it’s too early to worry about Atlético’s defense.

Then, Jeremy and Euan discuss the latest transfer news and rumors, including the surprising sale of Argentine midfielder Matías Kranevitter, once called “the new Javier Macherano,” to Zenit. They also talk about Diego Costa’s transfer request and Arda Turan’s complicated legacy.

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