The last hour of the rojiblanca transfer market returns to the month of July. And it is that, if in the last hours RAC1 revealed that Barcelona had requested the transfer of João Félix, meeting with no resounding by Atlético. As AS has learned, at the moment the conversations between Barceloba and Atlético are talking about another exchange, one that was talked about a lot in July: Griezmann’s by Saúl.
Simeone loves Griezmann. He wants Griezmann above all things. He feels that his squad needs another striker and the chosen one is the Frenchman, who, in turn, wants to return to Atlético at all costs. The name of Saúl returns to the fore. The loan of the canterano to Chelsea is stagnant and in Barcelona he would have the minutes That, perhaps, not in the English team, because of the brutal competition in the midfield of the champion of the last Champions, Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic … Of course, Atlético will negotiate only with their conditions. And his conditions are as follows: Saúl would only go on yielded, not pierced. At 7:00 p.m., Atlético trains at Cerro del Espino with the question of whether Saúl will be among Cholo’s men or will have the day off for his own business, that is, to resolve his future before the clock reaches 00:00 and all the possibilities that are still open at the moment disappear.
As has been able to confirm that Mateu Alemany called this Monday to ask for João’s loan and, in addition, to put Griezmann at the table. Exchange of strikers. Atlético ruled out the exchange, but did not slam the door on Barça. According to Cadena SER, the rojiblanco club has taken the opportunity to let him know his interest in Griezmann, but with his conditions. That is, without parting with João Félix.
The Griezmann case is going around a lot this summer. His name has been on the starting ramp for many weeks and he was close to returning to Atlético in the exchange with Saúl that finally did not come to fruition. But the Frenchman is still not completely comfortable at the Camp Nou and in the rojiblanco team, despite the reluctance of the fans, they would receive him with open arms.
Atlético has stated in public and in private that João Félix is a key player for the present and the future. Now he is recovering from an ankle operation and when he returns he will have to fight to get a place in the eleven, but the confidence is full. Of course, Simeone sees that Griezmann, rojiblanco between 2014 and 2019, has a fit in his team, despite the high competition in attack, even more so since the arrival of Cunha.