Atlético may have acquired one of the jewels on the market. The rojiblanco team watches with attention and enthusiasm the evolution of a Samuel Lino who week after week continues to show his potential. If the club has been monitoring the multiple assignments of its footballers, the Brazilian has practically become one of them since last winter, when his signing from Gil Vicente was closed (for about seven million), where it remains until the end of the course.
The rojiblanco club was ahead of the competitors, with Benfica and Porto as main suitors, and ended up taking over the services of one of the young revelations of the competition. A move with certain memories of Diogo Jota, where Atlético skipped the usual springboard in 2015 to go through one of the great clubs in Portugal and joined the left winger from Paços Ferreira. That yes, with Jota a lesson was learned, since, If he is currently one of Liverpool’s great offensive arguments, he did not make his debut as an rojiblanco.
And ainda about ontem… 😎
I did not play 100 of Gil ao peito, Samuel Lino presented us with ✌ goals and was named Homem do Jogo #GVFCCDT
There are no words 😍 pic.twitter.com/ufL35bt2sf
– Gil Vicente Futebol Clube (@GilVicente_fc) May 9, 2022
In the case of Lino, Atlético saw the potential of a winger with overflow, quality, speed and goal. A non-community player, at 22 years old, he has taken another step forward in his third season at Gil Vicente, where he grows game after game. The last Sunday, Lino got a brace in the victory against Tondela that serves Gil Vicente to be in the next UEFA Conference League, its first participation in a European competition since its foundation. Two goals that take him to reachr the 12 in the league (plus two in the Cup), in addition to adding five assists and a great level that served him to finish as the best footballer in the competition on matchday 33 in Portugal, according to Olocip ratings.
The international company that is a pioneer in the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) places Lino with a score of 9.99, surpassing Pêpê (9.57) and Sanusi (9.33) as the players with a rating above nine. In a more global evaluation, the Lino season is the third with the greatest impact for a footballer under 23 years of age (a figure reached in December). The Brazilian is only surpassed by Darwin Nunez, the great sensation of Benfica and that promises a millionaire transfer in the summer, with Atlético among its suitors, and of Goncalo Inacioyoung value of Sporting.
Atlético will study the future of Lino in the summer. He currently has three non-community members in the squad (Lodi, Cunha and Felipe), but in the case of the center, its renewal is accompanied by obtaining the passport. Lino could have a first contact with the group to try to convince the coaching staff or seek a loan to add more prominence. What is certain is that Atlético has won one of the great sensations of the Portuguese competition. He was the fastest and now he hopes to have a reward.