​Atlético Madrid has been a bit of a talent factory throughout the years with notable players breaking through during their time in Spain's capital.

Fernando Torres, Diego Costa and Antoine Greizmann have all made big moves wearing the red and white of Atléti - and their current crop of youth players could go on to do the same, given their wonderful talent.

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A number are willing and waiting to break through into Diego Simeone's side, so who could we see setting the Wanda Metropolitano alight before too long?

Well, here's 90min to spin you through the five players most likely - and they are definitely ones to keep your eye on.

Ivan Šaponjić


The story of Šaponjić is a bit of a strange one as he was signed from Benfica for €8m but is yet to make his debut for ​Atlético.

A tall and threatening striker, the Serbian has represented his national team at every level during his career including scoring nine in ten games for the Under-19 side. 

With Diego Costa nearing the end of his time in the Spanish capital, it could be time that Simeone looks to Šaponjić as a striker that could make a real difference coming off the bench.

Rodrigo Riquelme

Rodrigo Riquelme

The 19-year-old is arguably the brightest spark in Atléti's youth set-up at the moment. He has already made his debut for Simeone's side in September 2019 but in 2020, Riquelme could become a more prominent member of the side.

A talented and creative right-winger, he has scored three times and assisted twice this season for the Under-19 side. With Thomas Lemar and Vitolo struggling, it might be time for Los Rojiblancos to afford him more opportunities.

Victor Mollejo

Victor Mollejo

Technically speaking, Mollejo can't have an impact on this side until he returns from a loan spell at Deportivo - but he has all the makings of becoming a star winger.

He has scored three times in the Segunda Division this season but could make a difference upon his return to Atleti, given his pace. He's pretty handy with the ball at his feet, too, which would frighten many a ​La Liga defence.

Simeone will undoubtedly be keeping tabs on the 18-year-old's progress, and a breakthrough next season is a distinct possibility.

Juan Manuel Sanabria

Juan Manuel Sanabria,Javier Lopez

One of the positions that Atlético certainly aren't short on is central midfield. They have some top class players already in that position - Saul, Koke and Hector Herrera to name just three - and the future looks bright too.

That's because they have Juan Manuel Sanabria coming through their ranks, and he's played a starring role in their academy - as well as back in his native Uruguay. A box-to-box midfielder, he's got all the physical attributes to blend into Simeone's side, with exposure to games the next step in his development.

Carlos Isaac

Carlos Isaac Munoz

This 21-year-old has already made his mark on the first team, having played twice for Simeone's side. However, 2020 could be the break through year for Isaac as he looks to cement a place in the first team.

He has featured heavily for Atleti's B team and has impressed during his time there. With Santiago Arias and ​Kieran Trippier both nearing their 30s, Simeone will need to look for another option at right back - and what better thing to do, than to promote from within?

Isaac has shown he could be capable, and would save Atleti some money in the process.