It is not a straightforward invitation. Let’s not exaggerate anything. But it’s still a door ajar. During his visit to a Cadena Ser program, Enrique Cerezo spoke of the situation ofAntoine Griezmann, in difficulty since his arrival at FC Barcelona. And the president of Atlético de Madrid has not ruled out the idea of a return of the French striker in the future. Asked about it, he replied: “Life takes many paths”, according to reports. by Sport. One way to leave all options on the table. Including that of recovering his former star, who left in rather stormy conditions in the summer of 2019, against a check for 120 million euros.
His bad relationship with Messi
Apart from a few rare highlights, the 2018 world champion drags his spleen in Catalonia. The contrast between his attitude at Barça and in the France team is quite striking. It reflects a real discomfort, confirmed by his relatives, who have recently attacked in the press to Lionel Messi. The Argentine genius, described as omnipotent, is accused of hampering Grizou’s development in Barcelona.
After showing his desire to leave, the six-fold Golden Ball was forced to stay this season, to complete his contract (which will end next June). A situation that did not do the business of the French international, always so timid since the recovery, despite the arrival of Ronald Koeman on the Blaugrana bench.
“He arrived at a club in difficulty”
From there to wanting to leave? Some observers strongly encourage it. And several clubs would no doubt be ready to welcome it if it was officially on the market. Atlético could be one of them. “When he left, I said sincerely to him: ‘I hope they treat you as well as at Atéltico. If so? I don’t know, he arrived at a club in Difficulty. But Barca have a fantastic team. When things go wrong everyone suffers. I hope the situation improves quickly. Griezmann is one of the three best players in Europe. He proved it with Atlético, and France. ”
With the Colchoneros jersey (2014-2019), the 29-year-old, under contract until 2024 with Barça, notably won the Europa League in 2018 and reached the final of the Champions League in 2016. Two years in which he finished in third place in the Ballon d’Or, behind Messi and Ronaldo.