Big blow of heat on the transfer window. Atlético Madrid have offered Antoine Griezmann to PSG, in a bid to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo.
A summer with a Cristiano Ronaldo saga in the transfer window is starting to become a habit and that doesn’t bother the 37-year-old Portuguese, who likes to be desired. A year after almost joining Manchester City before signing a few kilometers away for a resounding return to Manchester United, the living legend of world football is not back in training. It is not like him to go directly to this point in arm wrestling, but his desire to find a new base and especially to play in the Champions League is essential.
After having suffered a few refusals, in particular from PSG who put his track on stand-by, CR7 offered himself to Atlético de Madrid through his agent Jorge Mendes. If the door hasn’t opened, it could be in a few weeks. Indeed, Diego Simeone obviously appreciates the Portuguese’s winning streak, even though it has resulted in a few heated confrontations in Madrid derbies in the past. But the idea of bringing in a star capable of killing matches makes the Argentine coach salivate. To the point of racking their brains to make room financially and sportingly for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo lowers his salary
This implies a big start, that of Antoine Griezmann. Since he returned from his failure at FC Barcelona, the Frenchman has not had the same efficiency at all. If the desire is still there, it’s not enough to make his huge salary go through. Thus, according to The Times, Atlético is working on the departure of the French international, and has even just offered him to PSG. In the past, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi may have been interested in the world champion, but the Parisian club said no. This is also the case for several European clubs, the English newspaper reported. Too bad for Atlético, which at the end of the two-year loan concluded with Barça, will have to drop 40 million euros to definitively recruit “Grizzly”.
Juventus and Tottenham called to the rescue
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For his part, to sign at Atlético, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to lower his salary to bring him up to Griezmann’s level, his arrival thus not increasing the Matelassiers’ payroll. Tottenham inquired about Griezmann, but preferred Richarlison, Juventus also discussed without going any further, and all these beautiful people are now stuck. With CR7 in the waiting room to see what will happen to the rest of his career. Even if it will not necessarily be welcome in the other club of Madrid, where some socios believe that it is a lack of respect to court a legend of Real at this point.