Cerci threatens to leave Atletico Madrid unless he gets more game time
Alessio Cerci is threatening to leave Atletico Madrid in the winter transfer window if he does not receive more playing time.
The Italy international has yet to start a game for the Spanish champions since moving to the Vicente Calderon stadium this summer from Serie A side Torino.
The 27-year-old forward has made just four league appearances so far and has yet to score in the Primera Division.
Cerci, who started in Italy's 1-0 triumph over Albania in Tuesday's international friendly in Genoa, said to Italian TV station Rai Sport: "We will see what happens in January.
"It all depends on how much I play at Atletico. I don't like the bench.
"For several years I had a starring role in Turin and I'm not good at sitting on the bench, I lose my patience."
Cerci is a product of Roma's youth academy and after various loan spells in Italy and a stint at Fiorentina joined Torino in 2012.
He scored 21 goals and provided 19 assists for Torino in the last two seasons to earn him a call up to the national team.
Cerci is under contract with the Madrid outfit until June 2017 and is a reported target of Inter Milan.