One of the biggest surprises of last summer’s transfer window was Atletico’s ability to hold on to Antoine Greizmann.
The French superstar is one of the biggest stars in the game right now and is the talisman of the Spanish side.
Diego Simeone’s side has gradually become one of the best sides in Europe with Griezmann being a major reason for their recent rise to the European elite.
The Atletico side has a strong emphasis on defensive solidity, with Griezmann being a one-man band whose rock and roll style wrecks havoc on opposition defenses.
But Griezmann realizes that he needs to move to a more illustrious club in order to further propel his career.
Griezmann must surely hold aspirations for the Ballon d’Or which may not be possible with the red and whites of Madrid.
And he knows that as well as Griezmann came very close to switching Madrid for Manchester earlier this year.
The attacker was one of Jose Mourinho’s prime targets in the summer, with United going as far as saving their iconic number seven jersey for the Frenchman.
The allure of playing in the Premier league may be too tough for Griezmann to resist, as the attacker realizes that he will get the red carpet treatment at Old Trafford.
Barcelona is also extremely interested in the Frenchman’s services, to the extent that Valverde is open to the idea of letting Luis Suarez go in order to accommodate Griezmann.
But the Catalan club needs to ensure that they don’t upset Lionel Messi who would not want to see his good friend Suarez leave the club.
Now it is being reported that PSG are also very interested in acquiring Griezmann’s services. With Cavani seemingly in his last season with the French club, the ambitious side will be looking to let him him go and bring in the French superstar.
This is what Spanish expert Guillem Balague had to say,
“So what’s next for him? Atletico supporters are excited to see him partner Diego Costa, who will finally be available to play next month.”
“And while a January departure is not being considered by anybody, the club accept that this will probably be his last season with them.”
“He was on his way out last summer. Manchester United made a huge offer and Griezmann spoke to Jose Mourinho directly.”
“But much to their surprise, he eventually chose to remain loyal to Atletico. United’s interest in Griezmann has not gone away.”
“But they might now face competition from Barcelona and even PSG, who have made him one of their primary targets.”
“It will be fascinating to see what happens next.”
“After a difficult start to the campaign, Griezmann’s return to form is a timely reminder of why he is one of the most in-demand players around.”
Neymar, Greizmann and Mbappe in the same side?
Looks like Antoine has a big decision to make in the summer!