In the summer, the move from Antoine Griezmann (30) on Deadline Day caused a big bang!
At the last minute, Atlético Madrid loaned the former fan favorite from FC Barcelona in the hope that the Frenchman could return on his previous brilliant performances in the Rojiblancos jersey.
18 competitive games later, everyone involved is smarter, Griezmann does not have the desired connection to the game. Atlético only starts the new year in fifth place and even has to worry about qualifying for the Champions League.
Despite his poor performance so far, the striker has now evidently aroused interest from England. Tottenham Hotspur wants to sign the 102-time international next summer!
The Spanish transfer portal “Fichajes” reports that Spurs coach Antonio Conte wants to make Griezmann one of the pillars of the rebuilding of the London club. Also because a return to Barcelona seems impossible.
Griezmann’s purported transfer fee is thought to be around the £40m, although his wages of £300,000 a week – the amount currently earned by Harry Kane.
Atlético and Tottenham have in common the fact that both clubs are miles behind their claims this season. The team of coach Diego Simeone, as defending champions, is already 17 points behind city rivals Real, Tottenham is 20 points behind Manchester City in England.
It is obvious that there will be a change at both clubs next summer. Possibly with one WITHOUT, but with the other WITH Griezmann.