The French footballer left the rojiblanco team at a rate of 120 million euros a year after recording the famous documentary and a five-year period (2014-2019) in the team. Recent rumors indicate that he could return, but would the fans forgive him?
Throughout history we have seen several cases of footballers who left their clubs and ended up returning later, doubting whether the fans would hold a grudge for the previous departure. From the outset, the situation is strange because a footballer who can generate rejection for that decision is once again one of yours.
It is evident that the vast majority of Atlético de Madrid fans may feel annoyed with the Frenchman, since it was claimed that the negotiations began when his clause had not dropped (from 200 to 120 million). However, should he return, would it make sense to hold a grudge?
Returning to the Wanda Metropolitano would also mean having the same objectives again, especially that of competing for everything despite not being often considered one of the greats. For this, it would be essential that the player was comfortable in what was his home, with which both parties would be obliged to get along.
On the other hand, performance in a hypothetical second stage would also be key to accelerating a necessary reconciliation. Just approaching his record of goals in a campaign (32 in 2015-16) or assists (15 in 2017-18) would already be very easy to generate this climate of mutual feedback so that the support of the stands is contagious in Macon’s.
Beyond the hypotheses, the truth is that Antoine Griezmann is still a FC Barcelona player and has a contract with the Barça discipline until 2024, at which time he would be 33 years old. He has the highest salary of the staff (34 million gross), which prevents the registration of a Lionel Messi who practically a month later is still a free agent, with which in Barcelona a notorious reduction or get rid of his file is urgent.
Several media have echoed the Frenchman’s interest in returning to his former team, with the intention of significantly reducing his salary. Despite the interest that has been seen in the media in Premier League clubs, it seems that The little Prince He would only go out to return to Atlético de Madrid, thus having the mattress workers the upper hand in the negotiations.
There are around three weeks left for the Barça team to start their participation in LaLiga (August 15) against Real Sociedad and Antoine Griezmann is already training. In fact, he played 31 minutes in the victory (3-1) against Girona in the last pre-season friendly. The market will close on August 31.