£8m La Liga Manchester United and Liverpool target unhappy with start

Atletico Madrid

Manchester United and Liverpool were both linked with Leo Baptistao. Could they re-ignite their interest

Brazilian attacker Leo Baptistao has been speaking about his time so far at Atletico Madrid, and sounds far from content.

The 21-year-old had a superb season with Rayo Vallecano last campaign, his first in La Liga after an injury hit start to his career, earning a big-time move to Atletico Madrid.

Baptistao's excellent beginning to 2012/13 had before that seen him linked with several Premier League clubs, most notably Manchester United and Liverpool.

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Wigan and QPR scouts had also been credited with watching the attacker, who scored seven goals and had seven assists last season.

So how has his £8m move to Atletico Madrid panned out? 

We'll lead you to the player himself, here's what he had to say to Marca:

"I had hoped to be playing more. You have to have ambition. I will keep on working and learning. He (manager Diego Simeone) doesn't give explanations. His problem is that he has a lot of players and they're all good."

Baptistao has made just one La Liga start for the side with a 100 per cent record this campaign, while he was also handed a start in one Champions League.

He is at the stage of his career where he needs to go and play, but having made his big move should try to stay patient, and avoid risking upsetting his manager with such comments.

However should it reach January and he is still making noises about being frustrated with a lack of playing time, Manchester United and Liverpool should both each consider a cheeky bid or even a loan offer for the exciting prospect.

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