Atlético de Madrid were ready to do anything to get Antoine Griezmann back during the previous offseason. Including exchanging it for three players.
Benefiting from the very high consideration of Diego Simeone, Antoine Griezmann always seemed to have a way out in Madrid if his Barcelona adventure were to come to an end. This is all the more true as the Cadena Ser today reveals the recent intentions of Atlético, who was thinking of repatriating his former striker during the last offseason to date. A plan undermined by the former Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
In view of the first three months of competition across the Pyrenees, the decision of the Catalan board might be different today. There is always that Barça refused to send Griezmann back to the Matelassiers to welcome in exchange a full trio: Thomas Lemar, Mario Hermoso and Alvaro Morata – the latter making this season the heyday of Juventus, with already no less than six goals in eight matches to his name under the bianconera tunic.
Barça wanted Joao Félix
The framework of the Blues, he still struggles to blend into the Barcelona collective – evidenced by his two small goals for an assist in nine outings (16 goals in 56 games since his arrival in Catalonia). And his alleged misunderstanding with Lionel Messi continues to spill a lot of ink in Spain. A few months ago, Bartomeu was not completely closed to the idea of an exchange with the Colchoneros. Only Barça had only one target in mind: Joao Félix.
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