Emerging stars such as Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and the center backs like Niklas Suele (all Bayern) and Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea) need time to fill the gap caused by the changes.
"I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well," Rodriguez told Everton's website.
"Fairness for athletes all over the world remains my number one priority. I will never let clean athletes become hostages of political games. Under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories there are many possible consequences that do not impact the athletes," he continued.
Llorente and Joao Tomas will give hope for another top-three finish, but with no new faces so far this summer, there is no reason to think that Atletico will mount a serious title campaign.
Atletico's finish to the season even gave hope that they could take advantage of the changed format for the last eight of the Champions League and secure a title that has so far evaded them, but German side RB Leipzig put paid to that optimism at the first hurdle in which Atletico showed many of their usual flaws and few of their virtues.
"Muriqui played a league match soon after he returned to the bubble, and this caused media and fans' concern," the newspaper said. Enditem
The fifth seed rallied past long-time rival Borna Coric from Croatia 1-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(1), 6-3 to reach his first US Open semifinal.
In another friendly match, Senegal will face Mauritania at Lat-Dior Stadium of Thies, 70 km east of Dakar.
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- World champions Ma Long and Fan Zhendong will lead the Chinese team at the coming 2020 ITTF men's World Cup.
It was a tough day for all cyclists as the mountainous stage 8, a 141km ride to Loudenvielle, featured three challenging ascents which scattered the peloton.
Playing in his second match for the Rio de Janeiro outfit, the 35-year-old combined with Rhuan Silveira before deftly sliding a shot past Cassio.