ANTOINE GRIEZMANN’s potential return to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona hasn’t gone down effectively with some followers.
The 30-year old has been heavily linked with a move back to the La Liga champions this summer, however he might obtain a hostile welcome upon his arrival.
Some Atletico followers aren’t eager on Griezmann’s return from BarcaCredit score: Getty
He left Atletico to join their rivals for £108million two years ago and a few of their supporters nonetheless have not forgiven the striker, in accordance with L’Equipe.
Signing Griezmann has angered some followers to the purpose that they are going to refuse to observe their staff once more if Atletico undergo together with his switch.
One mentioned: “If Griezmann comes again to Atleti, I am going to tear up my season ticket.”
However though some followers are glad to see the again of him, there’s additionally just a few that also have fond recollections of the Frenchman who scored 121 objectives and supplied 39 assists in 237 video games for them.
L’Equipe wrote: “The mattress followers are torn between resentment and falling in love, whereas ahead Antoine Griezmann might return to Atlético de Madrid , two years after a painful march.”
Mundo Deportivo went a step additional and performed a ballot amongst followers to see what number of of them would not thoughts Griezmann returning and what number of had washed their palms of him for good.
Out of the 661 supporters requested, 24 per cent of the membership’s devoted had been adamant he could not return to the Metropolitano Stadium because of the method of his exit and his betrayal of their adulation for him.
However 69 per cent had been open to giving him one ultimate probability if the transfer was sanctioned by boss Diego Simeone, who guided them to the La Liga title last season.
Whereas six per cent of Atletico followers had been detached to his return.
If Simeone’s opinion on Griezmann is an element then it is doubtless he might be again in an Atletico shirt subsequent season.
The Argentine revealed that the membership are in dire want of a brand new striker and that he and Griezmann have an amazing relationship off the pitch resulting from the truth that their kids play sports activities collectively.
In an interview with AS, posted on Reddit, he mentioned: “I’ve an excellent relationship with Griezmann past the sporting aspect as a result of his sons play with my daughters.
Simeone is excited about a striker and has spoke fondly of GriezmannCredit score: EPA
“We all know one another, now we have spoken to the membership, there are positions to strengthen, we want a striker.
“If it isn’t Griezmann another person will come.”
And the attacker, who gained the World Cup with France in 2018, additionally sees his future in Spain.
If he does depart Barca, he is adamant that he needs to stay within the La Liga over a transfer to the Premier League or the Serie A, journalist Matteo Moretto claimed on Twitter.
The one factor that appears like hampering a potential deal between Barca and Atletico is Griezmann’s value.
Atletico are desirous to swap Saul Niguez for Griezmann, which Barca are open to doing.
Nevertheless, in addition they wish to recoup a few of £108m they spent on Griezmann.
And money is not one thing that Simeone’s aspect have loads of in the intervening time.
Stories in Spain recommend Atletico are round £1bn in debt and Barca aren’t doing significantly better within the monetary division.
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