Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa has revealed in a recent interview that he had considered leaving the Spanish giants this summer after failing to secure regular first team football.
Correa, 22, joined Atletico from San Lorenzo in December 2013 and was regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in world football at the time.
However, the Argentine has failed to live up to the hype and having been unable to earn a regular place in the first team at Atletico over the past few years, he had been left disillusioned at the club.
Now in a recent interview, the young forward has admitted that he had at times contemplated asking a for a move away from the Spanish capital but after staying put, is now looking to impress manager Diego Simeone during the current campaign.
Speaking to El Pais, Correa said, “Yes it’s true that I thought about it many times. I always want to play, it is the mindset you must be in as a professional and what you prepare for, so when you don’t it is difficult.
“When you don’t play for a while it changes your mentality and it is hard to get back into the mindset of preparing for games regularly. Now I am getting more opportunities to play I must take advantage of that and ensure I impress the coach.”
Premier League giants Liverpool were said to be interested in Correa during the summer and despite failing to land him, the Reds are still believed to be looking to sign the Argentine attacker in the upcoming transfer windows
Liverpool could be an ideal destination for the promising forward as he will fit into the team straight away with his dynamism and guile. The Reds have been looking for a player who can provide competition to Roberto Firmino as well as offer something different to the Brazilian and Correa certainly fits the bill.
Despite his wonderful talent, Correa remains a deputy to the much established duo of Antoine Greizmann and Fernando Torres at Atletico and this might tempt the player to move elsewhere in order to better use his talents and Liverpool seem just the right destination for him.