Atletico Madrid Transfer Reliability Guide

The Spanish side’s title win in the 2020/2021 season has got a lot of talented players looking at the club as an attractive transfer destination.

What often follows that increased attention is the speculation within the media concerning possible transfer dealings that may involve well-known players joining the club.

But we can’t ignore the fact that Atletico isn’t as popular as the other football mainstays like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

This is reflected in their tabulated transfer reliability guide below, which doesn’t contain as many journalists and media sources compared to the aforementioned teams.

Let’s check it out…


Atletico Madrid transfer tier of reliability

NameMedia Outlet / CountryTier RankingReliability Rating
Official Club Sourceen.atleticodemadrid.comTier 0
Antonio RuizCOPETier 1
F.J. DiazASTier 2
Fabrizio RomanoItalyTier 2
Bellen Sanchez GarciaTwitter: @Belen_BoliTier 2
Alejandro MoriOnda CeroTier 2
Sky SportsUnited KingdomTier 3
Ruben UriaGoal EspanaTier 3
Iñako Díaz GuerraEL MUNDOTier 3
BBC SportsUnited KingdomTier 3

One possible reason for the lack of names you can see above is that there aren’t as many people specifically reporting on transfer stories that pertain to Atletico Madrid.

It’s not easy to find helpful information on this topic through the internet but I’ve done my level best to provide some sort of useful benchmark for those interested.


Other things you need to know

There is a dedicated club forum for Atletico Madrid which goes by the name Señales de Humo.

It hosts debate on club matters and apparently there are pieces of information revealed there from people who have direct contacts within the sporting establishment.

Additionally, Antonio Ruiz from COPE (listed as the only tier 1) tends to be accurate most of the time when it comes to transfer news for Atletico Madrid.

Beyond tier 2, there doesn’t appear to be any other sources with concrete information concerning the club, which makes it quite tricky to sort out the news stories as they flood through during the summer window.

However, as a general guide you can keep tabs with Fabrizio Romano who is decent enough due to his wide network of club contacts across Europe.


Concluding offer

Now that you can see which journalists and media outlets are present under Atletico’s classification, there’s something that I think would be of interest to you.

As you’re aware of the tier scale, you know that different journalists report on transfer news for different teams.

So, for example, Fabrizio Romano might rank in Tier 2 for AC Milan transfer news but performs less effectively when breaking news for a club like Manchester City with a Tier 3 ranking assigned to him.

What if you had a document that could provide you tier rankings for each one of Europe’s biggest clubs?

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The teams included in this guide consist of the English Premier League’s traditional top six clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint Germain.

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