Diego Simeone wants Griezmann to stay

Diego Simeone doesn’t want Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico this summer.

The Frenchman joined Atletico Madrid on a two-year loan last summer and the club would be obliged to pay €40m to Barcelona if Griezmann plays 50% of the games.

There are rumours that he might left on the bench in order to avoid paying that fee.

An exit before September seems likely if Atletico plans to keep him on the bench.

But manager Diego Simeone has expressed his desire to prolong Griezmann’s stay at the capital.


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Simeone told Cadena Cope:“We already spoke about it after the match. I have spoken a lot about him. He is a very complete player, a player that knows what we want. He has vision, the work-rate.”

“Let’s hope he continues with us, everyone knows what I want and the important thing is that he continues along the same line as he was on during the preseason and against Getafe.”


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