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The Argentine attacker has stated that he is yet to show his best for Los Colchoneros, and wants to earn a permanent place in Diego Simeone's starting XI

Atletico Madrid winger Eduardo Salvio is keen to prove his worth to coach Diego Simeone in the upcoming season.

The Argentine returned to Los Colchoneros last term after a loan stint at Benfica, but could not nail down a permanent place in the starting XI as the club went on to claim the Europa League trophy.

Speculation has been rife that Salvio could be on his way out of Atleti, but the player quickly dismissed such claims, focusing instead on making an impact at the Vicente Calderon.

"One does not like to hear 'we have to sell to Salvio because we need to bring in other players'. I'd like to hear 'we have Salvio and he is important for us,'" the 22-year-old told El Mundo Deportivo.

"Last season was positive for me, but I do not want to settle for that. I want more. I want to earn a place in Simeone's team.

"We have not seen the best of Salvio at Atletico yet. I am working towards that. I think I can give more to this club.

"It's the club that gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. It was the first club to notice me and I will be forever grateful. I'm happy to be here because I am at a great club."

Salvio made 31 Primera Division appearances for Atletico Madrid last season, scoring three goals.



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