Antoine Griezmann and Atlético de Madrid, it’s a love story that started again since last summer. After leaving for FC Barcelona in 2019, the striker returned to the club where he established himself as one of the best players in the world, notably winning a Europa League (2018) and reaching the Champions League final. (2016). His first part of the season has been convincing but since his injury this winter, things are going a little less well, he who has not scored since January.
“Until my injury, I was very well. Then I had a difficult time, not being able to train or play. After the injury, here I am trying to find my best level. I didn’t score any goals and the team missed any, too, but I always work for the team, in front or in defence. Scoring goals will come back. I have my share of responsibility for the poor results and I assume it. (…) I want to be important and decisive (next year), it’s not normal to go so many games without scoring”he conceded on Wednesday evening after his club’s victory against Elche.
18 M€ of salary which weighs heavily
Except that in the end there may not be a next season… The summer will not be easy for the world champion. Loaned with obligation to buy by Barça for two years at Atlético de Madrid, we learn from Spain that the Colchoneros no longer really want the Frenchman for next year. It’s here Padlock Cope who revealed this information last night, supporting evidence since Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, the CEO of Atlético, and Mateo Alemany, general manager of Barça, met last night to discuss the future and see what was possible to do.
The two men also mentioned Alvaro Morata, loaned by Madrid to Juventus, but who is courted by Barça. If Atlético doesn’t really want Griezmann anymore, it’s mainly because of his poor performance. Only author of 8 goals and 6 assists in 37 matches in all competitions, he is not up to the expectations placed on him, while he receives a salary of 18 M € per year. A chasm for his club which would like to save this very important charge. The player himself would know, as well as his sister and lawyer.
📹 Mateu Alemany sale de la cena con Gil Marín in a restaurant in the center of Madrid
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— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) May 12, 2022