Cerci leaves Atlético after his contract is cut short

The Italian had one year set to run on his contract, but with little chance of breaking in to Simeone's plans, he will become a free agent. Olympiacos are keen.

Cerci en un entrenamiento con el Atlético de Madrid

Alessio Cerci has today ended his association with Atlético Madrid by terminating his contract a year earlier than planned. 

Cerci: Olympiacos keen on winger

The Italian winger, who arrived at the Calderón from Torino in 2014, had a contract until the end of the 2017/18 season. Yet, as he was not in Diego Simeone's plans, a mutual termination was deemed mutually beneficial. Cerci is now a free agent, leaving him free to negotiate with other clubs.

Cerci leaves Atlético after his contract is cut short

He has an offer from Olympiacos, of the Greek Super League, while Bologna and Crotone are keen to take Cerci back to Italy.

Simeone was never convinced

Cerci only played two matches during the 2016/17 season, against Guijuelo and Osasuna. The wide-man never came close to convincing 'El Cholo' Simeone of his worth to los Rojiblancos, nor did he reach the levels of performance that prompted Atlético to sign him three summers ago. 

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